Mourinho Makes 4 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Burnley

By on February 19, 2015

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Chelsea will look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will select::

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois was restored to the starting eleven against PSG on Tuesday having seen Petr Cech put in an excellent display against Everton last week. It’s certainly a selection dilemma for Mourinho, but I think we’ll see the young Belgian keep his place.

Defence: Mourinho has no fresh injury worries to contend with at the back but he’s likely to take the opportunity to mix things up. This could see Kurt Zouma given another chance to impress alongside John Terry with Gary Cahill dropping out, while Filipe Luis should come in for Cesar Azpiliceuta at left-back after recovering from injury.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas should be moved into his deeper role alongside Nemanja Matic on Saturday having been deployed slightly further forward against PSG. This would see Ramires miss out, which would be unfortunate as he’s been in excellent form lately.

Attack: New signing Juan Cuadrado made his full debut against Everton but reverted to the bench in midweek. However, I think with Willian carrying a slight knock, we’ll see the Colombian return to the starting eleven on Saturday. Oscar should also be recalled after being named on the bench last time out but Eden Hazard and Diego Costa should keep their places in attack.

Here is how I think we’ll see Chelsea line-up:

What do you think? What team would you select for the game?

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8 Comments

  1. Justus likoko

    February 19, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    The team is doing quite well this season

  2. name

    February 20, 2015 at 5:04 am

    i love morinho selection is fine lets see how the new signing would go but i bilieve he wiil do well thats fine selection

  3. Chelsea Alan

    February 20, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Personally I think Dave will keep his place in the left back slot and also Remires next to Matic. I think the rest of your team is right but Fabregas will be on the bench IMHO. Lets wait and see.

  4. kenani baloyi

    February 20, 2015 at 5:35 am

    its gud for zouma to start

  5. jeancy liene

    February 20, 2015 at 9:11 am

    somehow, that’s what once crossed my mind b4 to read this article, but only to think fabregas & oscar needs more rest to regain their form, so I go with Ramires & willian instead …! courtois, iva, luis, zouma, terry, Matic, rami, cuadrado, willian, hazard, costa.

  6. Unionjack

    February 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    My choices too apart from putting Dave in for Bane. and dont know how you can say Rami has been on forp cause he was shocking in Paris.

  7. FORCHRIST

    February 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    THE LINE UP IS OKEY

  8. Ndamwena

    February 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    willian should play alongside magic, he is more effective in that role. His quick feet, dripple and pace will allow him to ghost pass stubborn midfielders and create openings for the front four.

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