Hiddink Makes 7 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI vs Scunthorpe
Chelsea will look to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup when they entertain Scunthorpe at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Here is our predicted team.
Chelsea will look to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup when they entertain Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side we think Guus Hiddink will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is set to be given a rest with Asmir Begovic coming back in between the sticks.
Defence: Hiddink is likely to make a couple of changes at the back too with the fit-again Gary Cahill coming in for Kurt Zouma to start alongside John Terry at the heart of defence.
Baba Rahman is expected to start at left-back with Cesar Azpilicueta given a breather but Branislav Ivanovic should keep his place at right-back.
Midfield: Cesc Fabregas is likely to be rested so Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be given a rare start in midfield while Nemanja Matic could come in for John Obi Mikel after the Serbian international was left on the bench last time out.
Attack: Both Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao are out injured so Hiddink doesn’t have too many options up front. Therefore, Diego Costa is likely to lead the line once again.
Eden Hazard has been ruled out for the next two games with a groin injury so Pedro Rodriguez is expected to start while Ramires could come in to the team with Willian given a breather. Oscar could keep his place despite having a bust-up with team-mate Costa in training this week.
Here is how I think we’ll see Chelsea line-up:
What do you think of the line-up? What would be your team?
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