Many Chelsea fans on Twitter have called on boss Jose Mourinho to axe Branislav Ivanovic from the starting line-up and move Cesar Azpilicueta to right-back.
Ivanovic has struggled in the opening games this season, against Swansea, Manchester City and West Brom, while Azpilicueta, a natural right-back who has been deployed at left-back by boss Mourinho, scored his first Premier League goal in the win at The Hawthorns.
Some supporters are now suggesting the Spaniard should switch flanks, with new signing Baba Rahman coming in at left-back.
Branislav Ivanovic is finished at right back, he will be switched to CB and replaced by Azpilicueta. We need another left back as backup. — S (@ChelSiham) August 23, 2015
Ivanovic is really unconvincing. Need to let Baba to replace him and then Azpilicueta back to RB. — AIDIE 😀 (@AidieFadlie2) August 23, 2015
I was surprised to see Ivanovic start today. Would like to see Azpi at right back and Baba Rahman start at left back next week vs Palace. — Chelsea FC (@chelseaffan) August 23, 2015
Really hope Baba can play next weekend so Ivanovic gets dropped. Dave at RB baba at LB — Billy (@billyallen88) August 23, 2015
Not all fans are convinced by Azpilicueta, either – with some suggesting his goal masked an otherwise indifferent display.
Would like to see us bench ivanovic and azpilicueta both again not great today. Give baba and aina a chance — Scott J (@TheRealPundit) August 23, 2015