Chelsea fans have sent a very clear message to the team ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur: don’t mess it up.
Antonio Conte’s men have been flying high at the top of the Premier League table for five months, but they suffered a wobble last weekend when they lost 2-0 to Manchester United.
The Blues maintain their place at the summit, but Spurs are breathing down their necks just four points behind with six games left to play.
The London rivals will put their league campaign on the back-burner on Saturday when they go head to head at Wembley for a place in the FA Cup final.
Even though the result will have no impact on the title race, it could affect the run-in from a psychological point of view.
On the Blues’ official Twitter page on Thursday, the club provided a countdown with an image of Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen tussling for the ball.
Two days to go… pic.twitter.com/X7hewOKN93
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 20, 2017
In response, many fans issued a warning to the players, telling them that they need to get back to winning ways.
@ChelseaFC old type of core back.. Need mentally strong players like Drogba, Terry and Lampard. Not players that confidence goes after 1 or 2 loses.
— Dan (@EaglesCFC) April 20, 2017
@ChelseaFC Drop Diego Costa… We need a win
— ???? Mikky ???? (@ChelseaInfro) April 20, 2017
— Pep M (@chelseapep) April 20, 2017
@ChelseaFC Don't bottle
— Aleksa (@TheCescWay) April 20, 2017
— ninis (@vnisss) April 20, 2017
@ChelseaFC Guarantee win for sure
— Baasto (@baastojr) April 20, 2017
@ChelseaFC Don't dare lose against Spurs.
— Conte Style (@Pranav_CFC) April 20, 2017
@ChelseaFC Better win
— JS (@TheFantasticoJS) April 21, 2017
@ChelseaFC Put in a performance that the supporters can be proud of. Anything close to how we played against United and Sp*rs will just tear us apart.
— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) April 20, 2017
@ChelseaFC If we repeat that same joke we did against United, spurs will annihilate us.
— Brigadier general (@BlackPriide) April 20, 2017