Hiddink To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Leicester

By on May 13, 2016
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Chelsea will look to end a disappointing season on a high note when they take on Premier League champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Here is the side we think Guus Hiddink will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois should return in goal after missing the 1-1 draw at Anfield through illness which means Asmir Begovic will drop to the bench after his mistake led to a late equaliser on Wednesday night.

Defence: John Terry will miss the game through suspension but he could yet play again for the Blues after being offered a new one-year contract extension. Branislav Ivanovic will have a late fitness test to see if he’s ready to return from a groin injury and if he’s passed fit, the Serb should partner Gary Cahill in the middle of defence.

Cesar Azpilicueta would then continue at right-back with Baba Rahman continuing at left-back. Kurt Zouma is still out with a long-term knee problem.

Midfield: If Ivanovic returns in defence, that would allow John Obi Mikel to move back in to his more familiar central midfield role having filled in at the back recently. Nemanja Matic could be the man to drop out with Cesc Fabregas keeping his place in the middle of the park.

Attack: Willian picked up a knock in midweek but the Brazilian international should be passed fit to start alongside Eden Hazard in attack with the Belgian looking to build on his fine strike against Liverpool while Pedro should be able to continue playing with a protective face mask having suffered a broken nose last week.

Diego Costa has been ruled out with a hamstring injury so Bertrand Traore should continue up front ahead of the likes Alexandre Pato and Radamel Falcao.

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

What do you think of the line-up? What would be your team?

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