Hazard Out? Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Norwich

By on May 2, 2014

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Chelsea will be looking to keep themselves in title contention when they take on Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Here’s our predicted line-up.

Jose Mourinho is expected to make some changes from the side that lost 3-1 to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Petr Cech is still out with a shoulder injury so Mark Schwarzer will remain in goal but Nemanja Matic is almost certain to return to the side having been ineligible in midweek.

Ramires is still suspended so Frank Lampard could return after being banned in Europe while Andre Schurrle is likely to start in attack having come off the bench against Atletico.

John Terry came through the ninety minutes unscathed after an ankle knock so he should be okay to continue in defence, but there have been suggestions Eden Hazard could be dropped after Mourinho criticised the attacker in his press conference on Friday afternoon. However, with Chelsea still having an outside chance of winning the league, we don’t think the Portuguese coach will leave out his star man for this one.

Mohamed Salah could replace Willian in attack after being ineligible in midweek while Samuel Eto’o is favourite to start up front despite giving away the crucial penalty that saw Madrid take a 2-1 lead on Wednesday.

Here’s the side we think Mourinho will select:

What do you think of our team? What line-up would you go with?

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9 Comments

  1. walex

    May 3, 2014 at 2:13 am

    mourinho is a better coach who has a lot of discipline for his player if jose cn bring in diego costa mario gotze drogba as player coach courtois chelsea will be hotter dan mancity in the next kumin season

  2. Joe

    May 3, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Exactly…!those who speak against him are jealous and disrespectful towards him even some of the players. Like what he said about Hazard is very true, all the two goals came from his side. He was not helping and he want to score by himself so he doesn’t pass or create chance for anyone. Chelsea are not individual quality team, so if they don’t learn to play as a team all the time that’s what will happen always. Not only hazard is selfish all the attackers….!

  3. Amule

    May 3, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Mourinho is a manager who know hw 2 deal wd his players.If any player feel he knows mr dan his bss’, he can try elsew’re.

  4. Ime etang

    May 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Mikel is the only known defensive midfielder in chelsea

  5. andybest bright

    May 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Jose is actually correct about hazard attitude

  6. Emmanuelson

    May 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I think if hazard leaves gotze,lavezzi or griezmann fits in,,our striking role cavani or costa fits in..

  7. prince ope bambo

    May 3, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Hazard can go, Mourinho can stay

  8. Jeconiah lückysöñ

    May 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Hazard is chelsea best star all who thing he’s selfish are does who want to see chelsea downfall,and i think if diego costa joins chelsea next season with hazard as a team mate they will connect very much and chelsea will be the best team in europe

  9. Jeconiah lückysöñ

    May 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Chelsea re the best team in europe i hope eto’o stays and diego costa joins him in the attack position hazard is chelsea best he’s never selfish he give clean passes even when there’s a chance for him to score he preffer assist

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