Conte To Make 2 Changes To His 3-4-3: Predicted Chelsea XI To Face West Brom

By on December 9, 2016

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Chelsea will be looking for a win to cement their position at the top of the Premier League table when they take on West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is Chelsea’s established first choice keeper and that isn’t expected to change against West Brom.

Defence: The Blues will continue to be without skipper John Terry as he’s yet to return to training after missing the last two games with a buttock injury while it remains to be seen whether Kurt Zouma will be deemed ready to make his return to the first team squad after building his fitness with the under-23’s in recent weeks.

I expect Conte to stick with his settled back three that has performed so well for him in recent weeks meaning Cesar Azpilicueta should continue alongside David Luiz and Gary Cahill at the back.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas was back in the starting eleven against City last weekend but the Spaniard may drop back to the bench on Sunday as Nemanja Matic has been passed fit and available for selection after a minor knock.

The Serbian international is therefore set to resume his partnership alongside N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park with Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso keeping their places on the wings.

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Attack: Oscar has been ruled out of the game due to sickness but Willian is pushing for a recall to the starting eleven after coming off the bench to score a fine goal at the Etihad Stadium last time out.

Pedro the man likely to make way because Eden Hazard is certain to start as long as he doesn’t pick up any injury before Sunday’s game and the Belgian ace will once again support in-form striker Diego Costa.

Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:

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2 Comments

  1. john

    December 9, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    chelsea at the moment are doing better

  2. Okurut

    December 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Ya this lineup will do the trick for us

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