Chelsea face Huddersfield Town in the Premier League at the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday night without striker Alvaro Morata, and Blues fans have demanded that Michy Batshuayi starts against the Terriers.
The west London outfit will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing performance in the 1-0 defeat against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday when they travel to Yorkshire, but they will be without their top goalscorer Morata.
Antonio Conte confirmed on Monday that the Spaniard would miss the trip north because of fatigue and injury, leaving the Italian with a choice of playing Eden Hazard in a false nine position or by handing Batshuayi a rare start.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the Belgium international via social media, and while one said “if Batshuayi doesn’t start tonight there’s something definitely wrong with Conte”, another urged their manager to “let the man do his job” by starting him and hopefully see him score some goals.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Just kindly warn Conte to be straight forward with his selection and start Michy
— LanrePoxie💙 (@lanresegilola) December 12, 2017
Yh I'd say MICHY has to start deserve his chance now.
— Sully (@SullyA96) December 12, 2017
Hoping Conte starts Michy tonight, I’m not the guys biggest fan but he tends to score when on the pitch. Let the man do his job.
— Adam (@Thibauted) December 12, 2017
Is that even suppose to be a question? If michy doesn't start today he should look for another club
— AYO (@Afilhado1) December 12, 2017
Just start Michy man it's all I care about!! https://t.co/YkyWEpU7FM
— Vitruvian Man (@Boikobo_) December 12, 2017
Now that Morata is out of today's game (acc to reports), time for Michy to start and step up to the plate.
— Kailash (@FakeTackler) December 12, 2017
If Batshuayi does not start tonight.. there’s something definitely wrong with Conte.
— Myron (@Myronius_) December 12, 2017