Chelsea were left stunned on Saturday after travelling to Crystal Palace and suffering a shock defeat against this season’s English Premier League strugglers.
The Eagles had lost all seven of their previous league matches so far, leaving them anchored at the bottom of the table.
However, a Cesar Azpilicueta own goal and a Wilfried Zaha winner meant they produced a stunning upset against last season’s champions.
It was a dreadful afternoon for Antonio Conte’s side who could only muster a Tiemoue Bakayoko goal across the ninety minutes.
Worsening the under par performance, Victor Moses also suffered injury, meaning Conte’s squad is further depleted ahead of massive matches at home and abroad.
Chelsea fans are not happy with the manager, believing he made a number of tactical blunders and got his team selection all wrong by starting Willian and Gary Cahill.
They took to Twitter in the wake of the defeat to share their displeasure…
Why not Conte changing the formation? Wish he played with 4 defenders against city and today. #CFC
— SlimShady (@BlueRain_2016) October 14, 2017
— Dave Freestone (@10DaveF) October 14, 2017
Conte is doing the same thing Mourinho did. Playing his trusted players hoping they can find form. It doesn't work like that. #CFC
— MADE (@Folawiyo_Newton) October 14, 2017
— WillianOutVeteran (@ABEmenalo) October 14, 2017
— Marveen Aaron HRH (@iMarveen) October 14, 2017
Is Conte blind. Can't he is how poor Cahill and willian are. There is no pleasure in watching those 2 represent #CFC on the pitch.
— chelseafan2017/2018 (@mukh_o) October 14, 2017
Take your poor performances early. Defending is an issue. Fix that Conte. Get overran in the middle. Fix that. Get in Chelsea. #CFC
— D Black (@DiStarrEnu) October 14, 2017
Palace deserved it we been poor. No striker option whatsoever. Playing same team week in and week out no good, conte need to rotate #CFC
— Yd (@yungdreb6) October 14, 2017