The pressure is building on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte following his side’s EFL Cup defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, and Blues fans are confident that under-fire Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane could be set to replace him.
Already highly unlikely to retain their Premier League crown this season, the west London outfit would have seen the EFL Cup as a realistic trophy target, but they were beaten 2-1 on the night – and on aggregate following the goalless draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge – as they exited the competition.
Meanwhile, Real are fourth in La Liga and 19 points behind leaders Barcelona, while they were knocked out of the Copa del Rey following a 2-1 defeat against Leganes at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the potential appointment of Zidane via social media, and while one said “welcome to Chelsea”, another said “Zidane in, Conte out”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Welcome to Chelsea 💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/jEZu37pHzV
— Vho Mashamba (@EMMS_MASH) January 25, 2018
a thought scenario .. not something I want, but what about Zidane getting fired, and the same thing happens with Conte. Zidane takes over Chelsea and Hazard gets to play under his hero…🤔 #cfc #zidane #hazard
— BlueTrueBlue (@ollibolli87) January 25, 2018
1. Zidane doesn't want to buy players, Chelsea FC don't want to buy players.
2 .Zidane likes Hazard, Hazard likes Zidane.
3. Zidane gets thrashed by Barcelona, we're gonna get thrashed by Barcelona.
4. Zidane is a bang average manager, we are a bang average team.
— Snehil Kumar (@snehil_kumar) January 25, 2018
My thoughts..RealM sacks Zidane, Chelsea employs him to keep Hazard and Courtois. Zindane pioneers the right philosophy and uses the youth players
— Akin Ogunbolude (@aykins) January 25, 2018
Zidane in Conte out I’m tired of watching Chelsea play defensive with technically good players even xhaka elneny played better oh God
— khalisbleezy (@khalisbleezy) January 24, 2018
Zidane to Chelsea ?
— Dillon Stahl (@Dillon_Stahl) January 24, 2018
— JACK DOUGLAS (@Dougie_Triks) January 24, 2018