Conte To Make 5 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Burnley

By on August 25, 2016

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Chelsea take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is expected to get a recall after Asmir Begovic got a run out in the EFL Cup win over Bristol Rovers in midweek.

Defence: With Kurt Zouma still out with a long-term knee injury and no new defenders joining the club yet this summer, Conte only has four fit senior defenders to choose form so he has very limited room to rotate at the back.

John Terry was given a breather in midweek so the skipper will come back in to the back four with youngster Ola Aina dropping to the bench after making his senior debut for the club against Bristol.

Branislav Ivanovic should switch to right-back after playing in the middle of defence in midweek while Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta should keep their places in defence.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas was recalled in the League Cup game and I expect the Spanish international to keep his place this weekend with Oscar on the bench.

Nemanja Matic is likely keep his place alongside Fabregas in midfield while N’Golo Kante should get a recall in the defensive midfield role in front of the back four after being rested against Bristol.

Attack: Eden Hazard should come back in to the side after also being given a breather last time out but Willian remains a doubt after missing the last two games with a calf injury. Pedro could be favourite ahead of Victor Moses to start on the wing if the Brazilian misses out.

Michy Batshuayi continued his fine early form at Stamford Bridge with a brace in midweek but Diego Costa is still expected to come back in to the starting eleven this weekend.

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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4 Comments

  1. Chiekwe

    August 25, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I wat Chelsea to signed maquhious defender from PSG and Torino defender and make Remy cudrado not to leave on loan atall and make dem stay because of injury and not wen our players get injury and we can call dem back and make we keep dem since jeventus dot wat to give us bouccin and make we keep our cudrado for Chelsea and we make mistake by given ac milian our midfielder panic and am begging fans let’s keep dem for safety and make we give dem chance to prove demselves and dey will adapt our pattern very well please fans beg d coach and d owner and thank u if u people did DAT god will bless u all and so DAT we may not do mistake like we sell lukaku

  2. samuel

    August 25, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    there are better defenders in spainish league,bundesliga and so on,i prefer atletico madrid defence to anyother defence,gimenez and manolas are for sale! pls be fast abt these,if possible buy james and sell oscar or give napoli or juventus matic for a better defender.

  3. Adebanjo adebiyi adeyemi

    August 25, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I think we should allow the conte to do is job,let him buy whosoever he want so we can hold him responsible

  4. papilezy

    August 26, 2016 at 7:41 am

    chelsea need to complete a deal of strong defenders in d category of zouma to compete with d likes of man U and city..conte is right searching for high profile defender..i believ he wld complete two before d close of tranfer window..kante fabrigas is a good combo..pedro is not adding much..Conte shld try oscar at d right wing..Hazard d master dribbler at d left..then bashuayi behind coast..dis will kill game for any opposition team.

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