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Chelsea fans react to confirmed starting XI against Southampton

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made one change to the team that beat Huddersfield Town 3-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday night for the visit of Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and Blues fans have been quick to have their say on the selection.

Captain Gary Cahill has been recalled to the backline in place of Antonio Rudiger, who drops to the substitutes’ bench.

Despite the return of Alvaro Morata to the squad after fatigue and a back problem, the Spaniard will also take his place on the bench with Antonio Conte deciding to stick with the attacking trio of Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro after they impressed against the Terriers during the week.

Chelsea supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Conte’s selection, and while one said “kill me now”, another said believes the line-up is “so defensive”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

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