Football is football, so any team selection is quickly scrutinised and criticised.
That’s the case even when the manger picks an unchanged lineup, as Frank Lampard did for Chelsea today.
The Blues line up with the same XI that beat Wolves last weekend, but despite that there are plenty of doubters wishing he’d done something a little different.
Chelsea fans on Twitter are never content – there are complaints about N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi not starting, and about Mason Mount starting on the wing.
Those are ridiculous issues to have for anyone who has actually been paying attention in the last few weeks. Kante isn’t fully fit, Hudson-Odoi’s form isn’t great, and Mount has been playing in this exact role in the 343 week after week in recent times.
There’s just no pleasing some people… let’s see what they’re saying at full time.
You can see a collection of Tweets from Blues fans reacting to the news embedded below:
Mount cannot play RW . He has no pace to stretch the full backs !!!!!!
— Timo werners dad (@InTimooooo) August 1, 2020
what will it take for CHO to start? Mount at RW won’t work
— Katlego (@Katlegosworld) August 1, 2020
Woohoo this is not necessary than pic.twitter.com/WRTw4nfPoi
— Pumped Up Heat Fan (@StanofHVH) August 1, 2020
Rudiger and Alonso on the same side: pic.twitter.com/i3rcW4FFhA
— CFCALI (@CFCAli2_) August 1, 2020
With this man starting we’re bound to win.. pic.twitter.com/EHhUd3JIfG
— TwoChelseaFans (@TwoChelseaFans) August 1, 2020
Kanté not starting ..? pic.twitter.com/6676v9q6hN
— Ahmed Al-Faraj (@akf_777) August 1, 2020
No Kante pic.twitter.com/KlEQss8FBB
— Imad. (@Hxzardrole) August 1, 2020
The witches doing lampard are in Edo state the most important game he leaves kante out come on
— De-Vincii (@Devincii_) August 1, 2020
Willian insta incoming… pic.twitter.com/5sGRQYbo5X
— Chris (@MccartanChris) August 1, 2020
— FutbolChelsea (@FutbolCheIsea) August 1, 2020
Christian Pulisic. Come on man. Your number is up. Time to shine on the big stage.
— Elliott Ness (@ChadNoyes3) August 1, 2020
It could've been Willian's last game for Chelsea. He is not even on the bench. Pedro benched.
— Don (@CFCDon) August 1, 2020
This team is more than capable of winning this!!
— TheOtherSideOfTheCoin (@TOSOTC_CFC) August 1, 2020
As expected, no surprises for me.
All that matters is lifting this later. 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/9Y2nAxC9L9
— Terry Sazio 🏴🇮🇹 (@sazio1984) August 1, 2020
Kante benched pic.twitter.com/Jjo7FNi9Jm
— jack (@_ftbljack_) August 1, 2020
Mount on the wing? pic.twitter.com/DoDfdcscPU
— Ghost ⚪ (@Jay_st_Patrik) August 1, 2020
What does Callum need to do to start?
— #10 (@HersheyBaller) August 1, 2020