Conte To Make 2 Changes In 3-4-3 System: Predicted Chelsea XI To Face Leicester

By on October 13, 2016

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Premier League football returns from the international break this weekend as Chelsea take on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Here is the team we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is expected to keep his place ahead of Asmir Begovic between the sticks this weekend.

Defence: Conte has been boosted by the return to fitness of skipper John Terry after he finally recovered from a niggling ankle injury and he’s expected to come straight back in to the defence on Saturday.

Conte played a 3-4-3 formation for the win at Hull two weeks ago so he may be tempted to stick with that system on Saturday which means Gary Cahill could be the man to miss out.

Cesar Azpilicueta was solid during the win at the KCOM Stadium while David Luiz is likely to keep his place so Cahill could make way as he’s endured a poor season so far. Branislav Ivanovic  is another player who’ll miss out if Conte sticks with three at the back.

Midfield: Victor Moses was excellent in the right wing-back role against Hull and earned rave reviews from his manager so I expect he’ll keep his place along with summer signing Marcos Alonso.

N’Golo Kante looked far more at home with Nemanja Matic alongside him to share the workload so I’d be surprised if Conte split those two up in the middle of the park meaning that Oscar and Cesc Fabregas will miss out.

N'Golo Kante Chelsea

Attack: Conte will be forced to make one change to his attack as Willian has stayed in Brazil to be with his family following the death of his mother. Pedro is the man most likely to come in to join Eden Hazard in supporting Diego Costa up front.

Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up

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