Mourinho To Make 6 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Southampton
Chelsea will look to bounce back from their Champions League defeat when they take on Southampton on Saturday. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will pick:
Chelsea will look to bounce back from their Champions League defeat when they take on Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will pick:
Goalkeeper: Asmri Begovic is set to continue between the sticks with Thibaut Courtois ruled out for the foreseeable future after knee surgery.
Defence: Mourinho is expected to make some changes to the side that lost away to Porto on Tuesday and that could mean John Terry coming back in to the side alongside Gary Cahill at the back with Kurt Zouma the most likely to drop out.
Branislav Ivanovic was below his best again in midweek so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Serbian left-out with Cesar Azpilicueta moving to right-back and Baba Rahman coming in on the left.
Midfield: Nemanja Matic was rested against Porto so he’s expected to be recalled alongside Cesc Fabregas in the middle of the park with John Obi Mikel making way.
Attack: Diego Costa will serve the final of his three-game domestic suspension so it will be interesting to see who Mourinho picks up front but I think we might see Radamel Falcao given the nod ahead of Loic Remy.
Eden Hazard and Oscar were both left-out in midweek so I’d expect the duo to return on Saturday with Ramires and Willian dropping to the bench.
Here is how I think we’ll see Chelsea line-up:
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?
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