Mourinho Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Southampton

By on March 13, 2015

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from their Champions League heartache when they face Southampton on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will select:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is Mourinho’s No.1 and he’s expected to once again keep Petr Cech out of the side this weekend.

Defence: The Blues have no fresh injury worries to contend with but Mourinho may decide to bring Kurt Zouma in alongside John Terry after Gary Cahill’s disappointing performance against PSG. Branislav Ivanovic should keep his place in the back four but Filipe Luis may also come in for Cesar Azpiliceuta at right-back.

Midfield: Serbian international Nemanja Matic played in Europe in midweek but he’ll make his return from a domestic suspension on Sunday and should start alongside Cesc Fabregas in midfield once again. John Obi Mikel remains out with a knee injury.

Attack: Mourinho may bring January signing Juan Cuadrado into the team to freshen things up in attack with the likes of Ramires and Willian missing out. Oscar was substituted at half time on Wednesday night so should be fresh while Eden Hazard is likely to keep his place in attack.  Diego Costa was in the wars in midweek but should continue to lead the line up front.

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

What do you think? What team would you select for the game?

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2 Comments

  1. Jizkid brand

    March 13, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    This is my suggestion to the boss,the special one,the super one,the happy one,please mr mourinho i know you have a plan for the match,but i think you should add this to your game plan,for the past 7-8 matches ramires have played for the remaining half this season,it has not been the ramires we know,his gamemanship has changed,since mikel is injured,then try the combination of fabregas,matic,Ake,hazard,cuadrado.now the reason for Ake inclusion into the game plan is. 1 Ake brings his dynamics into the game,the saints are fast,and so is Ake, Ake can draw a link between costa and the chelsea midfielders,where there will be much space for costa to place,and secondly Ake can take shot from outside the 18 yards box,so i think Ramires should step out for Ake to step in. Thank you mr mourinho for you giving me a listening ears.

  2. harrison injector diesel

    March 14, 2015 at 8:20 am

    special one costa is nt good player,cosin problem,matic learn how to hold pressure like mikel obi,in champion league final 2012,

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