Following Chelsea’s defeat at Old Trafford, Thibaut Courtois has risked the wrath of Conte by effectively calling him out on his match day tactics against Man Utd.
Hazard was swapped in the 73rd minute for winger Pedro. That decision didnt appear to bring anything fresh to a Chelsea side who were still drawing the game.
Within two minutes of being substituted Man Utd substitute Jesse Lingard nodded Jose Mourinho’s men ahead, which ended up being the difference in the game.
I had not expected him to take him off but it is a choice of the manager. He must explain. I can’t look into his head. Players like Eden should have 90 minutes on the pitch. He can always bring something extra offensive.
Time will tell whether this causes some friction between the manager and player(s). To Thibaut’s credit, he has said something most of us were already thinking…