Chelsea’s excellent run got here to a halt on Saturday once they misplaced 1-Zero to City at Stamford Bridge.
After Alvaro Morata got here off with a hamstring downside, Conte introduced on Willian as an alternative, enjoying him up entrance.
And it was once a call that baffled Shearer.
“Their dominance of champions Chelsea, despite the narrow 1-0 scoreline, was a huge statement by City,” Shearer advised The Sun.
“It was once additionally being concerned for Chelsea that they might be ruled such a lot on their very own turf.
“For the lifetime of me I may now not perceive why Antonio Conte didn’t deliver on Michy Batshuayi when Alvaro [Morata] limped off ten mins sooner than the ruin.
“He had simply scored a midweek winner in opposition to Atletico Madrid and his self assurance should were hovering.
“But Conte plumped for Willian as an alternative with Batshuayi now not being depended on till the 73rd minute.
“If he does now not trust him sufficient what was once happening in the summertime with their recruitment?”
Morata, in the meantime may spend as much as two months at the sidelines after his harm blow.
Chelsea resume their Premier League tasks away to Crystal Palace per week on Saturday (3pm).