- Chelsea fans are baffled by Antonio Conte’s line up tonight
- Blues supporters are angry to only see Olivier Giroud on the bench
- Eden Hazard looks to be starting up front against Watford
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Chelsea fans are absolutely livid to see January deadline day signing Olivier Giroud only starting on the bench against Watford in tonight’s Premier League clash.
The France international joined from rivals Arsenal on the final day of the transfer window in what looked like a smart swoop for a proven centre-forward to fill in as cover for Alvaro Morata.
The Spaniard is out of this game due to an injury, and hasn’t been at his best this season anyway, though Chelsea have stuck with Eden Hazard in a false 9 role tonight.
Suffice to say, fans are not happy at all as they question the wisdom of signing a big-name striker only to then not use him in an important game.
Chelsea are in a poor run of form and desperately need to improve if they are to ensure they finish in the top four this season.
Giroud on his own would not be enough to help that, but there’s certainly a case for him playing and Conte is now bearing the brunt of fans’ anger after leaving him out…
Zappacosta LWB over Emerson.. Cahill over Rudiger.. Pedro over Giroud… this is dreadful https://t.co/eMcAPPdT3m
— ?? (@SimplyCosta) February 5, 2018
Giroud has been benched. pic.twitter.com/mlQXzQ7DXf
— Niza (@TheGrandMaestor) February 5, 2018
Why leave Giroud out?? #cfc
— Mostine® (@MostineO) February 5, 2018
Why the fuck are we playing with a false 9 again?? Atleast start Giroud or something it’s a joke..
— Jay (@FPL_Bear) February 5, 2018
Giroud not starting.
False 9 for hazard again.
— iMadHamid (@SudaniGod) February 5, 2018
Surely Debuts for Emerson and Giroud tonight.
— Prashanth (@VamosChels) February 5, 2018
Fuck sakes Conte wants the sack don’t he? How can you not play Giroud.
He’s trying to take on the board but it always ends one way. Put ya best team out and you’ll get to stay.
— Gigi, numero uno. (@HearUsRoar19) February 5, 2018
Why is Giroud on the bench when you’re lacking a striker @ChelseaFC ??
— ?Billy Adams? (@TheBillyAdams) February 5, 2018
Why on earth did we buy giroud to play hazard up front ?
— Jordan Harry Rollins (@JordanRollins93) February 5, 2018