The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are, for the most part, behind manager Antonio Conte. The Italian led the Blues to a Premier League title win last season, and despite their inconsistency this term, he continues to lead the club with grace and enthusiasm.
He’s made some fantastic decisions that have really made him popular amongst fans. The rise of Andreas Christensen has been a particularly popular move, whilst the fact that Eden Hazard has gone from strength to strength under him has been wonderful to watch.
However, one move from the Italian that is quickly looking like a bad one is the decision to loan out Michy Batshuayi. Conte undoubtedly had a hand in the deal, as it was pretty evident that he just didn’t fancy the Belgian attacker.
That, though, is looking to be a poor judgement from the Chelsea boss, owing to the fantastic start that Batshuayi has made in Germany. He was on fire against for Borussia Dortmund on Thursday, scoring a double for the German side in the Europa League against Atalanta. Meanwhile, Chelsea continue to struggle in front of goal.
Indeed, Batshuaiy’s form has certainly drawn the Chelsea fans out over on Twitter, and their discussions are all based on the same thing – they’re all turning on the Chelsea boss.
They clearly aren’t happy about his lack of faith in Batshuayi.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
— Michael Carlier (@michael_carlier) February 15, 2018
— Martin (@mleowclifford) February 16, 2018
Batshuayi has been involved in 6 goals in 3 games, more than Giroud + Sanchez + Aubemeyang combined in as many games at their new clubs, the so-called chain-reaction that pushed him outta #CFC. It's now more apparent that Conte is the problem and not #BATSMAN.
— Selecao ni ku-Samba (@raskeverenge) February 16, 2018
— Robby Mutahi♣ (@Fixation__) February 15, 2018
First Costa, now batshuayi, conte needs to go actually.
— Gbeke II (@iamtunde_) February 16, 2018
wonder how Conte feels about Batshuayi now though… lol
— Fyve Shinobi (@fivemicsshinobi) February 16, 2018
Dear @ChelseaFC If you didn't know it by now, you SHOULD know: Antonio Conte is POOR judge of talent!!!! He was crying for back up striker for A. Morata while he had VERY GOOD one in M. Batshuayi and would not give him a chance. Now Batshuayi scores for fun, 5 Goals in 3 games
— Kosmos (@dimex_o) February 16, 2018
Michy batshuayi’s output in Germany goes a long way to confirm conte as a terrible manager
— Sheva (@Guzetiiic) February 16, 2018
I watched the Dortmund game vs Atlanta and i can boldly say, one of the major reason why Batshuayi struggled with Chelsea was because Conte did not want him and that affected his confidence and thats what strikers thrive on. He is a different player with Dortmund now.
— Eji'ola (@yomi_mabayoje) February 16, 2018
Antonio Conte’s decision
to loan out Michy Batshuayi is starting to
— Yuka Ibrahim (@eucarmiles) February 16, 2018
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