Chelsea will look to bounce back from the disappointing defeat against Crystal Palace at the weekend and pick up their third successive Champions League win when they host AS Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, and Blues fans are divided on whether Michy Batshuayi should start.
The Belgium international was handed only his third Premier League start since joining the club from Marseille in 2016, but he was taken off before the hour-mark after failing to impress as Antonio Conte’s men were beaten 2-1 by the bottom team.
With Alvaro Morata missing the game at Selhurst Park through injury, it remains to be seen whether he will be fit enough to feature from the start against the Serie A outfit, with Batshuayi likely to deputise again if the Spaniard isn’t quite yet ready to feature from the beginning.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the Belgian via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.
While some want him to start to “silence the haters”, others said they are “not watching the game” if he does play.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Good luck @mbatshuayi – get a goal and silence the haters.
— David (@TekkaBooSon) October 18, 2017
I'm not saying they're bad, I'm saying that they're on a bad run of form. Batshuayi isn't good enough to start.
— Hamza (@HasselbainkJF) October 18, 2017
If Batshuayi & Willian start tonight I am not watching the game.
— Gucciiiiii (@Imraaan93) October 18, 2017
Bench Willian, Batshuayi & Marcos Alonso…
Azpilicueta start to left wingback
David Luiz minefield
— Oscar Patrick 🇹🇿 (@Oscar_patrick13) October 18, 2017
Don't start Batshuayi and Willian
— 4-3-3 (@ichelsea_blues) October 17, 2017
Even if he doesn't start batshuayi must not start
— Thumesen (@Starboy_0718) October 17, 2017
Start Batshuayi IMO https://t.co/bWm8yJJVle
— Luke (@ClassicMichy) October 17, 2017