Mourinho To Make 5 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Aston Villa
Chelsea will look to get their season back on track when they take on Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will pick:
Chelsea will look to get their season back on track when they take on Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. 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 at home to Southampton before the international break and that could see skipper John Terry drop to the bench with Kurt Zouma coming back in to the side alongside Gary Cahill.
Branislav Ivanovic is a major doubt with a hamstring injury so Cesar Azpilicueta is likely to start at right-back with summer signing Baba Rahman coming in on the left.
Midfield: Mourinho has reportedly promised Ruben Loftus-Cheek more game-time following the Southampton loss so the youngster could start ahead of the out-of-form Nemanja Matic in midfield.
Cesc Fabregas has also been below his usual standards so far this season but the Spaniard may retain his place in the middle of the park.
Attack: Diego Costa is back from his three-game domestic suspension so he’s expected to replace Radamel Falcao up front. Pedro could come in to the attack in place of Oscar with Willian starting following his impressive goal-scoring form for Brazil this week.
Eden Hazard will look to rediscover his best form after a disappointing start to the season and a goal for Belgium the other night may have given him a much-needed confidence boost.
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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