Chelsea have announced their team for the game against West Brom in an hour’s time, and there are some interesting decisions from Frank Lampard.
As expected, he couldn’t figure out how to leave Tammy Abraham out of the team after his impressive game on Tuesday – he plays up top with Timo Wener.
At the back there’s another big call – Thiago Silva is in the team, but playing with Andreas Christensen rather than Kurt Zouma, as we might have expected.
Fans on social media weren’t that happy. There’s been a growing campaign against the Dane in recent weeks, and his red card against Liverpool last weekend didn’t help his case. As one user put it, “please, anyone but him”.
Let’s hope that this big call pays off. A second clean sheet on the spin would be delightful, and would most likely lead to 3 points in the bag for us.
You can see a selection of the reaction on social media embedded below:
I’m sick of Christensen 😡🤯 please anyone but him https://t.co/ZW9ZPI3TZJ
— Luke Luds (@LudsLL) September 26, 2020
Christensen is our future captain.
— Kai Havertz 29 CFC (@KaiHavertzCFC29) September 26, 2020
Tell Christensen this is not rugby
— 👑Young mula👑 (@KingFlex__) September 26, 2020
Kepa has been dropped 👀 What does Lampard see in Christensen? Someone help me out lol https://t.co/EW0ArzhSFR
— FanOnLoan ⚔️ (@BlameMayj) September 26, 2020
We’ll win today but lamps will learn the hard way about Christensen
— Daniel ‘Bamiji’ (@danzldn_) September 26, 2020
Lampard opted for height tho … Christensen is taller than Tomori but yeah you have a point
— Owuraku Obeng 🗯 (@owuraku_obeng) September 26, 2020
Zouma not even in the squad whilst Christensen starts? I’m furious.
— CFC DUBois (@CFCDUBois) September 26, 2020
Didn’t Christensen get a straight red… Isn’t that 3 games?? Lmao.
— I F L D (@Regalinho) September 26, 2020
Tomori deserved to start ahead of Christensen but that’s just my opinion.