'How bad do we have to be?' - Chelsea fans call for 23-year-old to start after loss v Man United
By Matt Bullin
Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to call for Michy Batshuayi to start their next game after Diego Costa put in an underwhelming performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Man United.
Costa played 90 minutes against United and failed to score for the fifth game in a row as his side slumped to their second defeat in four.
Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera netted either side of the break to hand United three points, as they moved back into fifth.
Chelsea remain top of the table but failed to stretch the four point gap which they hold over Tottenham.
Costa struggled against Marcus Rojo and Eric Bailly throughout the match and failed to make an impact.
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Meanwhile Michy Batshuayi, who moved from Marseille for £33million last summer, was an unused substitute.
The 23-year-old has made just six substitute appearances in the Premier League since the turn of the year – totalling 34 minutes of game time.
He has not started a league match all season and has only scored five goals in 23 league and cup appearances.
After another average performance from Costa some Chelsea fans have called for him to be dropped in place of Batshuayi.
Here is a selection of their Tweets:
That's what I've said, man can't even give a freaking pass, and Conte doesn't give a chance to Batshuayi
— Mono (@alejandro_J11) April 16, 2017
I think it's the good time for batshuayi and costa to play together in the first eleven so as to reduce pressure on our midfielders….
— MsOndE. (@msonde_idd) April 16, 2017
All i can say is conte doesn't like batshuayi at all.
— LON£WOLF (@ROfuoku) April 16, 2017
Lost to the better team, this was Jose's biggest match of the season. Can Batshuayi really be that bad? ????
— Lashay Antony Laleye (@LashManLondon) April 16, 2017
Batshuayi to start next game pls. Can't be worse than Acosta
— Saskia???????? (@saskeeahh) April 16, 2017
How bad do we have to be for Batshuayi to get a chance!!!
— Steve (@chelseafc_steve) April 16, 2017
Why costa still starting I don't know, if you can't use batshuayi play hzard pedro Willian
— 'Tega???? (@SHeyilaSnr) April 16, 2017
— Lebogang Ngubeni (@Lebogangvilla) April 16, 2017
It feels like Costa kidnapped Conte's daughter to start every game ahead of Batshuayi.
— Binaya Rimal (@BeardedRentboy) April 16, 2017
Massive issue we have is that he doesn't trust batshuayi whatsoever so need to address that in the summer can't just rely on one striker
— Areese (@areese1995) April 16, 2017
In other Chelsea news, this 28-year-old should be axed after Chelsea’s loss to Man United.