Some Chelsea fans are slightly disappointed with Frank Lampard’s lineup for tonight’s Champions League clash with Ajax. Is this really the best lineup the Blues can pick right now?
Lampard has made just one change to the team that started Chelsea’s victory against Ajax two weeks ago, with American ace Christian Pulisic brought into the fold in place of Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The Blues were victorious when the two sides recently met, with the west London club managing to pull off a 1-0 win in a tightly-contested encounter.
Check out Chelsea’s lineup below:
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 5, 2019
Here’s how some fans reacted to the Blues’ teamsheet:
Azpi been playing well but would’ve given Reece James a start tonight, Alonso also worrying but Emerson needs to be eased back in
— CFC_Opinions (@OpinionsChelsea) November 5, 2019
Besides Alonso (of course, have to take Emerson’s fitness into consideration), I’m content with that starting XI. Hopefully, a better result at home tonight compared to the Valencia result.
— Terry Sazio (@sazio1984) November 5, 2019
Smart move resting Emerson don’t wanna risk him again
— Sinziii (@Sinziii1) November 5, 2019
— PAREY SAMUEL (@KingParey) November 5, 2019
Good lineup but Alonso is slowing than Nicklas Bendtner
— CFC ? (@TAbrahamSZN) November 5, 2019
If Alonso give out penalty or display rubbish today ehn,
He should be axed!!???
— Yun-Becker (@YunBecker9) November 5, 2019
— Professional Bets ? (@pb_tipz) November 5, 2019
No Emerson on the bench??? hopefully he’s just getting rested and it’s not another injury
— Freddie Nimmo (@FreddieNimmo12) November 5, 2019
— Waxson Bariya (@BahryBlaq) November 5, 2019
Why can’t lamps play Reece James ar RB and Azpi as LB then ????
— favzzali (@favzzali) November 5, 2019
Some supporters have questioned the decision to start Marcos Alonso at left-back ahead of Emerson, but the Italian has only just returned from injury, so Lampard has probably made a sensibly cautious decision there.
Other fans called for promising ace Reece James to be handed a start in Europe, however you can’t really fault Lampard for favouring experience at the back on this occasion.
CFC have the perfect opportunity to solidify their position at the top of their group in the Champions League with a victory against the Dutch giants.