Always nice to have some plans in place.
As things stand, Harlee Dean is set to be suspended for the Blues’ upcoming game with Fulham and possibly beyond having been sent off in the game against Cardiff City last Saturday.
Whilst the club said that they would appeal the decision, Pep Clotet and his men need to get themselves in position to replace the captain, and they aren’t short of options.
However there is one player that the fans believe should take Dean’s place, and that’s young Chelsea loanee Jake Clarke-Salter.
The defender has found minutes incredibly hard to come by this season, with his only appearance in the league coming in the defeat to Wigan Athletic back at the start of October.
And whilst he wasn’t on the right side of that result, fans believed that he deserves a second chance and this Saturday’s match would be the perfect opportunity for him to show fans what, if anything, they’re missing.
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Debating who should replace the 28-year-old, here’s what a host of supporters said.
Big Jake. That’s an easy answer
— Louis Beneventi (@Louis_Beneventi) November 5, 2019
Clarke-salter played well at Wigan
— Lee Wildman (@lee_wild31man) November 5, 2019
Clarke Salter, give him the chance or send him back to Chelsea
— 🏐🌍 (@TR90__) November 5, 2019
Clarke-Salter easily he was very good against Wigan then got dropped again for Dean who has been very poor all season
— Jack Hearn (@jsh1875) November 5, 2019
Clarke-Salter with doubt!
— Scott Vaughan (@scottvaughan103) November 5, 2019
Clarke -Salter for me. I think the boy has something to prove!
— Tony Kay (@guicheman48) November 5, 2019
The question is, will Clotet listen to the fans on this occasion?