Mourinho Makes 2 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Man Utd

By on April 16, 2015

Chelsea will look to take a huge step towards reclaiming the Premier League title when they face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will select:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is expected to retain his place between the sticks with Petr Cech once again on the bench.

Defence: The Blues have no fresh injury worries in defence so Mourinho should to stick with his first choice back four. That will see Cesar Azpilicueta retain his place ahead of Filipe Luis at left-back while Gary Cahill should once again partner skipper John Terry in the middle of defence. Branislav Ivanovic will complete the back four with the Serbian international starting at right-back.

Midfield: Mourinho is likely to play another defensive-minded midfielder alongside Nemanja Matic to protect the back four with Cesc Fabregas deployed in a more advanced role. Ramires was poor against QPR last weekend so we could see John Obi Mikel make his long-awaited comeback after several weeks out through injury.

Attack: If Fabregas does play further forward then Oscar is likely to drop out with Eden Hazard and Willian expected to keep their places in attack. Diego Costa has been ruled out for the rest of the month so Loic Remy is likely to start up front after recovering from a knock that kept him out of the QPR game. Didier Drogba will drop back to the bench to make way.

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

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What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?

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20 Comments

  1. Ucha Toochukwu

    April 17, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I prefer Mou to play Kurt Zuoma with Matic in middfield to Ramirez and Mikel.

  2. Julius Chigwegwe

    April 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    The team line up is good but I think Zouma has to be in Mikel’s position. Start Zouma instead of Mikel. Zuma has evrything to sortout Fellain and Blind of Man Utd in midfield.

  3. Cyrus Joe

    April 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I have problem with the defensive role Let Kurt Zouma
    partner matic

  4. Cyrus Joe

    April 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    let matic and zouma make the defensive role and drogba remains striker

  5. Cyrus Joe

    April 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Oscar have proving everything to be kept at Chelsea, player like Valencia will not be better than Oscar.JM should not make that mistake like he did about Kelvin de brunyne

  6. Cyrus Joe

    April 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    To me the team have more player on loan that proving their selves let some of than be promoted to the squad

  7. Cyrus Joe

    April 17, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    If Chelsea need good result let Cesar rest and Luis get in action because this guy have good mentality for big game than Cesar. Remember Simone have him as key player in their la liga title last year.He also good at feeding strikers.

  8. Wetu umali

    April 17, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    It is better zauma take place john obina

  9. promise

    April 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    i think jose shld no exactly wat to do, mikel shld be a better option

  10. Dr abuna joseph

    April 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    jm should play zouma instead of mikel pairing matic.and luiz better than ceasar.b’se his too xperienced when it cames to big games.

  11. CAPABLE

    April 17, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    iam a mikel bros but i pref zuoma nd loftus to ramires even izzy brawn can top strick for us.

  12. CAPABLE

    April 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    izzy can partner remy i believe he can score

  13. DICKSON

    April 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    jm pls rest mikel and start with zouma and matic pls

  14. daniel

    April 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Mikel shuld play alongside wit matic and luis @ left back

  15. Schweppy

    April 17, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Pls I fink mikel is d ryt person 2 stp fellani as he use 2 stp yaya toure…let him pair wit matic n I prefer luiz 2 ceasar

  16. Lazarus M'lazer

    April 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    The line-up is fne if both mikel and matic start thn it wl be easy for fabregas to play behind remy.

  17. Saleh Ayeyinubuza Pius

    April 17, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Mikel should part matic and luis should at left because he has much exp. more ability to play in big game

  18. Ronald

    April 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    We need expirience player to stop felany no zouma if we re to win

  19. Donkilos

    April 17, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    d proposed line up iz ok 2me, bt zouma n Drogba should come in as subs to Mikel n Remy respectively. D forwarders shuld make set piece dia watchword during d match.

  20. Shuaeb2

    April 17, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Man Utd is Gonna See Hell 2mao Wit Inclusion Of John Mikel, Cos He Knws How 2 Handu Such Guys Like Fellaini & co. Proudly Blues……

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