Mourinho To Make 6 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Southampton

By on October 2, 2015

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Chelsea will look to bounce back from their Champions League defeat when they take on Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will pick:

Goalkeeper: Asmri Begovic is set to continue between the sticks with Thibaut Courtois ruled out for the foreseeable future after knee surgery.

Defence: Mourinho is expected to make some changes to the side that lost away to Porto on Tuesday and that could mean John Terry coming back in to the side alongside Gary Cahill at the back with Kurt Zouma the most likely to drop out.

Branislav Ivanovic was below his best again in midweek so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Serbian left-out with Cesar Azpilicueta moving to right-back and Baba Rahman coming in on the left.

Midfield: Nemanja Matic was rested against Porto so he’s expected to be recalled alongside Cesc Fabregas in the middle of the park with John Obi Mikel making way.

Attack: Diego Costa will serve the final of his three-game domestic suspension so it will be interesting to see who Mourinho picks up front but I think we might see Radamel Falcao given the nod ahead of Loic Remy.

Eden Hazard and Oscar were both left-out in midweek so I’d expect the duo to return on Saturday with Ramires and Willian dropping to the bench.

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

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

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  1. chris breezy

    October 2, 2015 at 11:24 am

    chelsea 4-0 southhamton

  2. Legend

    October 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Chelsea 2 Soutthampton 0. However Cahill has to be more composed with ball. Although he makes vital blockages.

  3. samson ife

    October 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    chelsea 2-1 sopton, ivanovic shd be drop.

    • Edu

      October 3, 2015 at 2:09 am

      Ivanovic should go to Chelsea youth team for whole season.

  4. gbenga

    October 2, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Ivanovic should pls go to hell cause he’s boring my team


    October 3, 2015 at 6:06 am

    if we play this squad we will win of course

  6. raymond

    October 3, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Mikel should start the match.


    October 3, 2015 at 7:16 am

    chelsea will cme back in few days!

  8. Solomon

    October 3, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I think dis predicted line up is ok but will prefer Williams in place of Pedro

  9. Etasit islam

    October 3, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Yes i like the squard. Probably we need a leader in the team. John Tery is a good one. Chl 2 1 sou.

  10. Phil Nathan

    October 3, 2015 at 9:26 am

    ivanovic drop to the the bench and fabregas for Willian

  11. wumpini

    October 3, 2015 at 9:31 am

    i tink we should give baba chance

  12. Anguan

    October 3, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Yeah,playing Baba at his position means,proper use of players now.

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