Chelsea’s supporters have taken to Twitter in numbers to vent their frustrations over Maurizio Sarri’s starting line-up for the Blues’ clash with Manchester United.
Chelsea vs Manchester United
Capital giants Chelsea welcome United to Stamford Bridge this evening, in the pick of the FA Cup’s 5th-round ties.
Tonight’s hosts booked their spot in the last-16 of the competition courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday 3 weeks ago.
However, in what is becoming a worrying trend, Sarri’s men have since gone on to pick up a pair of wins, along with a pair of absolute hammerings at the hands of Bournemouth and Manchester City.
0-6 – Chelsea suffered their heaviest defeat in any competition since losing 0-7 to Nottingham Forest in April 1991. Drubbing.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 10, 2019
United, meanwhile, put Arsenal to the sword by 3 goals to 1 to clinch their spot in the FA Cup’s 5th-round.
The Red Devils will be hoping for a bounce-back performance tonight, though, having seen their 11-game unbeaten run under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer come to an end versus French champions PSG last Tuesday.
Solskjaer vs Sarri
Ahead of kick-off in London, the starting line-ups of both sides were announced a short time ago, with visitors United set to take to the Stamford Bridge pitch as follows:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, meanwhile, has opted for the following XI:
Team news is in at the Bridge! 👊
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 18, 2019
‘Same mistakes every time’
Chelsea’s fans, though, have not taken at all well to the news of their side’s starting line-up for this evening.
The presence of the likes of Marcos Alonso and Pedro, coupled with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Emerson and Ruben Loftus-Cheek missing out once again, have seen large sections of the Blues’ faithful take aim at manager Maurizo Sarri, with some of the best Twitter reaction showcased below:
Announce the real team lads
— Kieran James Massey (@KieranJmassey) February 18, 2019
Alonso starts again omg . We’re losing already
— Ali🇬🇭 (@TheBeardedRauI) February 18, 2019
I was feeling confident for a win but I’m not too sure anymore lol, come on Chels
— WorldWideChels (@WorldWideChels) February 18, 2019
Wtf Pedro alonso
— Heijopmayamiki Sayoo (@heijopmayamiki) February 18, 2019
Alonso nothing to say
— Cartman (@Mauritziosarri) February 18, 2019
Me slowly realising Sarri isn’t the man for the job pic.twitter.com/GNS1mO8LfX
— Kam (@kamvirdee21) February 18, 2019
— Gbenga Michael (@RetiredFineBoy) February 18, 2019
— A.K (@AzzarAkd) February 18, 2019
— Chelsea pepe (@pepe_chelsea) February 18, 2019
— Max (@cfcmax1905) February 18, 2019
Same mistakes every single time, No RLC, Emerson or hudson odoi
— Connnzz (@Connnzz) February 18, 2019