Chelsea fans demand Antonio Conte starts Olivier Giroud against Man City

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…

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