Chelsea have been forced into an FA Cup Third Round replay after Championship side Norwich City held them to a goalless stalemate at Carrow Road on Saturday.
The underdogs deserved their draw against the reigning Premier League champions, carving a number of chances for themselves before withstanding the efforts of Antonio Conte’s men.
It was a largely ineffective attacking performance from the Stamford Bridge side with the likes of Pedro and Michy Batshuayi unable to lay down a marker to play more regularly in the Premier League.
Fans were disappointed with the result, with plenty of criticism directed towards Batshuayi in particular.
The match was a seen as a big chance for the 24-year-old to put pressure on Alvaro Morata, but supporters have been left hoping for a new back-up striker during this month’s transfer window, believing the Belgian simply isn’t good enough to be relied upon.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Good trip to Norwich today, shame about the performance of the team. Bakayoko and Batshuayi nowhere near good enough to play for us, they need to be replaced #CFC
— Matt (@tremberz90) January 6, 2018
— Barry Blues (@BarryBlues2) January 6, 2018
Can we just sell Batshuayi already?…Him plus £ for Aubameyang #CFC
— MXTTE BLVKK (@mxtteblakk) January 6, 2018
— Stewart CSmith (@scs1983) January 6, 2018
— James North (@JamesNorth1994) January 6, 2018
— Marveen Aaron HRH (@iMarveen) January 6, 2018
All but over for Michy Batshuayi at Chelsea. One can argue he wasn't given a proper chance. But did nothing with ones he got. Today for example. #CFC
— Kumail Merchant (@merchantkumail) January 6, 2018
Have to buy a striker this window. Batshuayi clearly isn’t good enough to back up Morata! #CFC
— Deano (@Callum59Deano) January 6, 2018
Batshuayi offers nothing upfront for us 90% of the time. Can see why Hazard is always selected over him when Morata isn’t fit, new backup needed. #CFC
— Josh Thomas (@joshmt11) January 6, 2018