We often sit here in wake of the release of team news reporting on the anger of Chelsea fans across social media. Not today.
Maurizio Sarri has got it absolutely spot on for today’s clash with Liverpool. He’s fielded a false 9, but with the personnel to make it successful.
This system has been used several times this season prior, with mixed success, but never with both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The English pair are far better at carrying possession and providing a quality final ball than their elders in their respective positions.
The service to Eden Hazard through the middle will never be as good as it will be today with those two, and in addition Willian, supporting him.
We’re now feeling incredibly positive about our prospects today, and we’re not alone.
Here’s how some Chelsea fans took to Twitter to share their delight at the starting eleven.
We’ve scarcely seen so many memes replied to one tweet!
— Harvey (@PrettyBoyHarv) April 14, 2019
— ً (@R9shad) April 14, 2019
Pretty damn good team. Credit to Sarri for not getting cold feet with CHO & RLC… and for not being seduced by Alonso.#COYB
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) April 14, 2019
HUDSON ODOI EMERSON LOFTUS CHEEK START LETS GOOOOO pic.twitter.com/eiw5k2KWJI
— Pys (@CFCPys) April 14, 2019
RLC AND CHO pic.twitter.com/n6K5vOJ4XD
— M🥀 (@skyxbluesilk) April 14, 2019
GET IN pic.twitter.com/Oxy6cZlRh3
— Samir Bhatia (@SamirBhatia8) April 14, 2019
— Tom Rees (@tomrees_) April 14, 2019
Top four iron throne is oursss! pic.twitter.com/edyupAZLlU
— . (@hiffeyFC) April 14, 2019