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  • These Chelsea fans were not happy with Willian starting today.
  • Many Blues supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration.
  • Did the Brazilian deserve to get the nod today, Blues?

These Chelsea fans were not happy with Maurizio Sarri’s decision to start Willian against Manchester United this afternoon.

You’d think that Chelsea fans would have learnt to trust Sarri’s judgement after the electric start to the season we have enjoyed.

The Italian remains unbeaten in the Premier League and headed into today’s game level on points with Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table.

However, Sarri does not get to have earned Chelsea fans’ full faith in his decision making. At least, that’s implied by many’s reaction to Willian starting against United.

Willian has struggled during periods at Chelsea, but he’s a two-time title winner and two-time winner of our player of the year award. His inclusion in the team for a game of this magnitude is no surprise.

There were a fair few raised eyebrows when the team sheets were released, though. Many Chelsea fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration. Here’s just a handful of them…

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Expected Pedro to start ahead of William but the bigger issue here is Morata starting ahead of Giroud. Giroud has better hold up play and links up with Hazard better…

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Morata is the problem. even Hazard did not play so well because Morata was unable to hold on the ball up front for players like Hazard and william to have the chance to play around him. and for sure Oliver is good in that area.

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These fans don’t know what the want. What was wrong with William starting 11 while we have much problem with Morata?