Chelsea face runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, and Blues fans have demanded manager Antonio Conte names January signing Olivier Giroud in his starting line-up.
The west London outfit were disappointing in a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend, and they dropped out of the Champions League qualification spots in the top flight as a result.
Conte’s men are now five points adrift of the top four ahead of their clash against Pep Guardiola’s side after Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur both won on Saturday, and the Stamford Bridge faithful want 6ft 4in centre-forward Giroud to start over Alvaro Morata after the Spaniard got the nod over him against the Red Devils.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the France international via social media, and while one said “Giroud needs to start today”, another said “Giroud has to start today”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
People may not agree but I think Giroud should start today. Morata was not good enough against United and seems to short on confidence. Have a feeling Conte is gonna go false 9 again though. #cfc #Chelsea
— Mikel Stevens (@MikeyyyyStevens) March 4, 2018
Giroud needs to start.
— Obon (@Bhheast) March 4, 2018
Giroud needs to start today chuck Morata on with 20 minutes to go
— London's First Champions League Winners (@Gate3Cfcjl) March 4, 2018
I do agree with you giroud must start today
— nyasha kwenda (@nyashakwenda3) March 4, 2018
Giroud has to start today. Simple as.
— Chelsea Fans HQ (@Chelsea_FansHQ) March 4, 2018
I hope we start Giroud todayy!!
— Meg Aherne (@meggaherne) March 4, 2018
We need to start with Giroud today
— #CHELSEAFAN (@FowlerDarren) March 4, 2018
Conte has to start with giroud today! #TargetMan
— Sean Starman (@StarmanSean) March 4, 2018
If we're gonna have any chance of a win tomorrow Hazard has to ball out.
Giroud has to start over Morata.
NO Gary Cahill near the team.
Let us hope??#CFC
— HummusGod (@SudaniGod) March 4, 2018
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