Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke about the potential of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud playing up top together in the future in his pre-match press conference for his side’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Friday night, and Blues fans have been quick to have their say on his comments.
On the prospect of Morata and Giroud playing together, Conte says it could happen if we decide to play with three midfielders, but it's very early to say. #CHEHUL
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 15, 2018
The Italian brought Giroud to the club from Arsenal during the January transfer window to add to the option of Morata, and now he must decide whether he is going to stick with one striker or play with two going forward.
The Spaniard replaced the Frenchman in the 3-0 win against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night rather than getting a chance on the pitch alongside his new teammate, but Conte has suggested that it could happen if he lines up with three central midfielders.
Chelsea supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on their manager’s comments, and while one said “I would love to see that”, another said “that would be amazing”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I would love to see that. Give it a go ?
— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) February 15, 2018
That would be amazing ?
— Omar (@OmarR814) February 15, 2018
Do it won't hurt
— Doug (@djcripps12) February 15, 2018
Experiment 3-4-1-2 formation lads
— Hásbullah Idris (@HasbullahIdris7) February 15, 2018
— Sunil A S (@AnsSunil) February 15, 2018
— Josh Clarke (@Josh08540383) February 16, 2018
Really wanna see Morata & Giroud play together with Hazard in just behind in a free role…
— Adam (@Thibauted) February 15, 2018
Morata and Giroud together could be unreal. You ultimately sacrifice getting the best out of Hazard though when you don’t play him wider. So, 4-4-2? ??
— Sam Cooke (@SamCooke1988) February 15, 2018