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.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 16, 2017
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…
rudiger should’ve started
— koby (@SimplyMount) December 16, 2017
If Hazard gets injured, then conte is going to complain about squad depth, tiredness and players getting injured.
Well, its your fault!!
— Randomised (@AnonymousGreenT) December 16, 2017
We better win this
— JS (@HazardousMorata) December 16, 2017
— Sishwapha SeNdiya™ (@Delaan_K) December 16, 2017
no striker, kill me now
— Mario B. (@BrawlEmAll) December 16, 2017
— Ty (@Ty2J_) December 16, 2017
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