Mourinho To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face West Ham
Chelsea will look to climb up the Premier League table when they take on West Ham on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will pick:
Chelsea will look to climb up the Premier League table when they take on West Ham at Upton Park 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 could decide to recall Baba Rahman to the starting eleven with Kurt Zouma the man most likely to make way. This would see Cesar Azpilicueta revert to right-back as Branislav Ivanovic is expected to remain sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Gary Cahill and John Terry put in strong performances during the 0-0 draw at Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night so should keep their places at the back.
Midfield: The Chelsea boss praised the contribution of Nemanja Matic and Ramires in the centre of midfield in midweek so I wouldn’t be surprised if the duo kept their places this weekend. Ruben Loftus-Cheek didn’t even make the bench last time out after Mourinho criticised his performance against Aston Villa so it will be interesting to see if he features on Saturday.
Attack: Eden Hazard was recalled on Tuesday and put in a lively performance so I’d expect the Belgian to retain his place against West Ham while Cesc Fabregas could play in a more advanced role if Ramires keeps his place in midfield.
Pedro missed the trip to Ukraine with a minor knock but he should return to the squad and could come in for Willian with the Brazilian international given a well-earned rest. Diego Costa should continue to lead the line up front.
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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