Tottenham Hotspur are currently pushing Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, and the same team will look to prevent the Blues from reaching the final of the FA Cup when the London pair meet in the semi-finals of the competition on Saturday.
Spurs will enter the match in the better form against a Chelsea team that had threatened to run away with the Premier League title, only to wobble over the last few weeks.
There is no downplaying the importance of the semi-final at Wembley, and Chelsea’s official Twitter account looked to rally supporters with a tweet on Saturday morning.
As is often the case, the replies were full of supporters airing their views on the team news. All of the usual suspects are expected to start for Antonio Conte, but Chelsea fans want to see Cesc Fabregas in their XI this weekend.
The 29-year-old has only started nine Premier League games for Chelsea this season due to Conte preferring a central-midfield partnership of N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic, but the Spaniard has started three times in the FA Cup.
Fabregas is not exactly popular with Tottenham fans due to his Arsenal connections, and Chelsea supporters want to see the former Barcelona midfielder do some damage against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
COME ON CHELSEA! ???? pic.twitter.com/Cgx3YTR7vz
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 22, 2017
@ChelseaFC Drop Costa, play hazard as a false 9. Start Nathan Ake and don't bench Fabregas.
— Kryptonite (@Krypsim) April 22, 2017
@ChelseaFC Just play Cesc and Michy and we'll be fine
— Jesus Can Help You (@JesusHuayi) April 22, 2017
@ChelseaFC I will be very happy to see Fabrepass in the lineup
— Abdulrazak Adamu (@Abdulra45281748) April 22, 2017
@ChelseaFC cesc and ake need to play
— Chrystian (@chrynio1331) April 22, 2017
— Dominicwhales (@dominicwhales2) April 22, 2017
@ChelseaFC Hazard, Costa, Willian, Cesc, Cahill…should be in starting 11.
— Darren Norman (@darrennorman14) April 22, 2017