Chelsea take on Manchester United on Monday evening with the chance to solidify their position in the top four of the Premier League.
Despite previous optimism, Blues fans were left perplexed by Frank Lampard’s team selection, which showcased the notable absence of Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Alongside Michy Batshuayi, the experienced duo Willian and Pedro both started despite being ready to leave the club at the end of the season.
One fan wrote: “Caballero and Batshuayi? Lampard’s lost it.”
Another added: “Horrific lineup with our worst forwards.”
A third said: “BATSHUAYI NOOOOOO.”
Before a fourth added: “I was feeling confident today when I woke up.
“Not so much now after seeing this lineup.”
A fifth said: “Good joke. Now show is the real line up.”
The former Derby boss said ahead of the match when asked if a home win would end United’s Champions League hopes: “No, not on nine points.
“Not at this time with the amount of points to play for and the way the Premier League is, certainly not.”
Before adding when asked if it is now harder to take points of promoted sides: “It’s tougher, in terms of picking up points as you can see.
“It’s just a changing of the Premier League slightly, teams now can invest a lot of money.
Chelsea fans are far from happy with Frank Lampard’s team selection
“Teams can get promoted to the Premier League and spend £100million and it doesn’t guarantee success.
“That’s the kind of challenge we are talking about but challenges are a good thing, and it’s a challenge for us.”
Lampard continued when asked if he ever talks about the league position with the players: “I would do at certain times, I don’t think you should speak about it too much, because you end up with your eyes everywhere, up and down the table and around yourself.
“And we can only affect ourselves first and foremost. But I don’t…