Chelsea's Twitter Account Trolled After Releasing Starting Line-Up To Face Spurs
Antonio Conte has made a huge decision ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final tie against Tottenham by benching both Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.
It may come as a shock to many, but it seems the Italian has edged towards an under strength side to focus on the Premier League.
Brazilian winger Willian replaces Hazard, while a rare Michy Batshuayi start has again stumped many Chelsea fans.
Chelsea side to face Tottenham:
Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Ake; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro
Our starting team today is Courtois; Azpilicueta (c), David Luiz, Ake; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro. #CHETOT- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 22, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino, on the other hand, has fielded an almost full strength side ahead of their clash at Wembley.
Danny Rose is, however, still not fit enough for a place on the substitutes bench - but star striker Harry Kane will start with the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.
Tottenham side to face Chelsea:
Lloris; Trippier, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Wanyama, Dembele; Son, Eriksen, Dele; Kane
Here's how Chelsea fans reacted to Conte's XI this afternoon:
@ChelseaFC Mourinho tactically outclassed Conte once and he's lost his god damn mind- CW♛ (@ClassyWazza) April 22, 2017
@ChelseaFC Did Herrera not let Hazard out of his pocket in time lads?- Rob (@robert_burke3) April 22, 2017
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