Chelsea will require a second attempt to see off Norwich City in the FA Cup Third Round after a disappointing draw away to the Canaries on Saturday.
Antonio Conte’s much changed side failed to produce a good enough performance against the Championship side at Carrow Road, with the home side earning a replay after a 0-0 stalemate.
Conte made nine changes to the side that drew with Arsenal last time out, but none of the incoming players produced the kind of performance that would convince the Italian to start them more regularly.
Fans were bitterly disappointed with the performance and had stern criticism for the likes of Pedro and Willian, established and experienced first team stars who failed to create the chances needed to beat lower league opposition.
Some supporters are now calling for signings to be made this January for wide positions, believing Pedro isn’t producing the goods regularly enough for a team challenging for major honours.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance on Saturday…
— 🇮🇷🇦🇫ƝẨÐƐɌ🇺🇸 (@Naderrr_26) January 7, 2018
No creativity in midfield, or out wide. Not sure Willian & Pedro can play together, particularly if nothing else happens. Morata's doing nothing. Batshuayi does anything. Kenedy does nothing, Bakayoko's been poor. Luiz is occasionally daft. Something needs to change #chelsea #cfc
— D (@iBlueStijl) January 6, 2018
That was a horrible performance by us. So hard to watch. Only willian made significant improvement in the second half.
I felt Conte's changes were late once again. Charly should have come on for Pedro earlier !
Now onto Arsenal in the Carabao Cup. #CFC
— Zain (@Xain_28) January 6, 2018
Bit better 2nd half but still so poor. Musonda needs to play more. Kenedy and Pedro were rubbish. #CFC
— Armando (@Flex_Luthor07) January 6, 2018
Musonda and Sterling must play against arsenal on Wednesday.. They are better than Pedro and Willian #cfc
— risan (@risanfrickiboy) January 6, 2018
Pedro has had a dreadful game so far. Him and Batshuayi aren't offering anything. #CFC
— Abdullah (@a2_cfc) January 6, 2018
Should have started Musonda and Ampadu ahead of Pedro and Bakayoko. Whole teams been pathetic so far so literally wouldn’t have changed much besides give the youth a run #CFC
— Kamal Amin (@TheRealKamalio) January 6, 2018
Willian and Pedro's best position is on the bench why is it so hard for conte to see #cfc
— bash (@tweetsbybash) January 6, 2018
Absolutely atrocious first half from us. Kenedy is playing his own game. Bakayoko's movement is lacklustre. Drinkwater slows down the pace of the game every time he's on the ball. Creativity is non-existent from Pedro and Willian #CFC
— Aaran (@AaranBhatia) January 6, 2018
Shocked at how awful Pedro has been this season.
— Naveen (@Naveenisblue) January 6, 2018