'Foolish lineup', 'Are you serious?' – Chelsea fans fume with one Conte team decision v West Brom
Chelsea fans were gutted when Antonio Conte revealed his line-up for the West Brom game and new defender Emerson wasn’t in the starting XI.
The team news was confirmed ahead of the 8pm kick-off on the official Chelsea Twitter page:
Team to face WBA: Courtois; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Zappacosta; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 12, 2018
Chelsea are in a bit of a rut at the moment, amid reported tensions between Conte and club chiefs.
They’ve been beaten heavily in the their last two Premier League games, losing 4-1 to Watford last time out after Bournemouth shocked them 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
It’s left them outside of the top four this evening, although they will leapfrog Tottenham into fourth place with a victory tonight.
However, Chelsea fans are concerned that’s going to be tough without Emerson in the side and fans can’t understand why Conte would spend close to £20million for someone he isn’t going to play.
They’re also confused as to why he’s starting with two right-backs when Emerson is a natural left-back and ready to play.
Here are the best reactions after the Chelsea team news was announced:
why isn’t emerson, an actual lwb starting
— koby (@cfckoby) February 12, 2018
Two RWBs again? Lmao
— Harry (@HarryCFC_) February 12, 2018
— #MARINAOUT #GIROUDSAVEUS (@HazardsHabitat) February 12, 2018
Giroud debut! Morata back, would’ve liked to see Emerson but COME ON CHELSEA
— Kante (@MaestroKante_) February 12, 2018
— Koornson (@Falcostafc) February 12, 2018
He’s back with his foolish lineup, why did he buy Emerson?
— Evans SarkCess???????? (@evansokyeregh) February 12, 2018
Lol why did we buy Emerson? Lol what’s wrong
— Erico CFC™ (@EricoDrogba) February 12, 2018
Emerson not starting.
— Finn (@HazardCDF) February 12, 2018
Are you serious? Why not Emerson?
— Ema888 (@ema8885) February 12, 2018
We bought a LWB but we a RWB in his position…
— Zipp (@RealZipp) February 12, 2018
Why was Emerson singed?
— Cyril Chorbe Ripji (@Cripji) February 12, 2018