- Chelsea take on Newcastle at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup 4th round
- Blues have only won one of last seven games in all competitions
- Fans took to social media before the game to comment on Antonio Conte’s team selection
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Chelsea fans have taken to social media this afternoon to question Antonio Conte’s team selection for their clash against Newcastle in the FA Cup fourth round.
The Blues, whose only win in their last seven games in all competitions was against Brighton in the Premier League, are taking on the Magpies this afternoon at Stamford Bridge as they look to book their place in the next round of the FA Cup.
Chelsea, who had to rely on penalties in the last round to get past Championship side Norwich, have fielded an almost full-strength side against Rafa Benitez’s side this evening, with the likes of N’Golo Kante, Pedro and Eden Hazard all starting for the west London side.
Despite this, some fans aren’t very happy with boss Conte’s team selection, with some taking to social media to question the Italian’s choices for the game this afternoon.
Here are a few select tweets from fans slating Conte’s choice of startling line-up for the match today.
Batshuayi really doesn’t deserve to start. It should be CHO Hazard Pedro , no one deserves a chance more than Hudson-Odoi
— ???? (@TheBeIgian) January 28, 2018
Seriously becoming disgusted whenever i see Batshuayi, Pedro, Cahill, Zappacosta in the lineup. Like i seriously find it disgusting and pathetic.
— Amar Jasika (@AmarJasika) January 28, 2018
Barkley? Surely got to start over batshuayi
— BarkleyFC (@BossBarkley1) January 28, 2018
Why’s Batshuayi playing? Ffs https://t.co/oMJmGTIjHU
— ????? (@RightCentreHalf) January 28, 2018
Batshuayi starting? We have already lost the game before it even started…
— iRetweeter (@WeChamp) January 28, 2018
Why isn’t Dave playing?? get Cahill out of here man
— Giuseppe bruhh (@GiiuseppeeC) January 28, 2018
— CaptainKwaku (@Owurakuchelsea) January 28, 2018
NOOOO!! Conte not resting Hazard, Kante, AC, for this game even tho we have played more games than any other team in Europe wtf!
— Lampsy (@hlampsy) January 28, 2018
Another awful team selection from Conte. But what can we expect. Given up.
— OfficialSW6 (@OfficialSW6) January 28, 2018