Hiddink Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI vs West Brom

By on January 12, 2016

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Chelsea will look to extend their unbeaten run to six games when they entertain West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Here is the side we think Guus Hiddink will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is set for a recall with Asmir Begovic dropping to the bench after his run-out against Scunthorpe at the weekend.

Defence: Hiddink is likely to make a one change to the back-four that started during the FA Cup win on Sunday with John Terry coming back in after being rested. Gary Cahill is probably the man most likely to make way with Kurt Zouma keeping his place in the back four along with Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas is likely to keep his place in the middle of the park while John Obi Mikel could be given the nod ahead of Nemanja Matic as Hiddink has been favouring the Nigerian international following his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

Attack: Diego Costa has been passed fit despite picking up a knock on Sunday so the Spanish international should continue up front. However, Eden Hazard has once again been ruled out with a minor groin injury so Pedro should continue in the attack along with Willian and Oscar. Radamel Falcao remains injured but Loic Remy could be back on the bench after recovering from a calf injury.

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

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15 Comments

  1. kendrick

    January 13, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Good formation but I did like matic and mikel holding the midfield. Fabregras playing a bit upfront. Pedro should sit on the bench.

  2. osama

    January 13, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Kourt zouma is a foolish defender infact he deserve bench on the other hand where is baba rahman let asplicueta play his real number because ivanovic is good for nothing and baba play on the left side
    apart from that i want alex taxeira because he want to play for chelsea like wise before two years douglas costa was just the same as alex taxeira and now he is shining at alianz arena so we don’t want such things to happen again and if that happens then machael eminalo to be sucked out of the s.bridge.

    • David

      January 13, 2016 at 8:42 am

      I wonder y u hav 2 insult Zouma,d young man is really doing his best, John Terry is aging by d day,Cahill is good but slow, 4 now Zouma is fast,physical n young, he is arguably our best central defender 4 now. Anyway, that’s my opinion. Wish Chelsea all d best against Westbrom.

  3. ibrolag

    January 13, 2016 at 7:15 am

    y will u say zouma is foolish dat is our best defender for nw

  4. Justice

    January 13, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Why given ivanovic another extension? Chelseafc is a little bit mad ooo. Is this the reason why they foolishly send mourinho away.

  5. Justice

    January 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Why can’t they go and sign player now that window is open. This one that calls himself coach what is he is doing. Mourinho’s anger will relegate chelsea. What’s up me if u like. 07038280908.

  6. Justice

    January 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Am still highly annoyed with chelsea players for conspired against jose mourinho our best coach. Foolish players. What’s up me on 07038280908

  7. Charles kisege

    January 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You make mie sweat!y do u extent Ivanovic s contract?

  8. Adnan

    January 13, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Why the hell play Ivanovic when they have Baba and Ola Aina

  9. Legend

    January 13, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Perfect formation but youngs players should also been given an opportunity so dat dey can break into 1st team tnks u guys

  10. BroProff

    January 13, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Perfect formation, perfect team. No complaint.

  11. Michael

    January 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I still don’t know why some people will insult 19 year old Zuma of whc we have few 19 year old players playing like him in epl currently, concerning ivanovic, he’s 33 this year, he was over utilized in his position last season, imagine terry playing every minutes in epl last season, hazard playing almost all d matches including FA, carling and uefa. They are human, they had burn out whc they need time to readjust. They might conspire against mourinho because of being over utilized or not but if these players continue to play every match like last season, they will die before their time. Even messi the world best is rested at times. For u people to know that they were burnt out, they didn’t play well in pre season. I’m a bigg fan of mourinho but I wana ask a question, how many team had mouriho succeeded in his third year? Because Chelsea with high number of pllayers they had, used the fewest number of players last season. The same hazard played under mou is still d way he’s still playing now because he’s burnt out. Imagine epl best turning to flop, a great assist maker fabrigas couldn’t make 4, these players had been loosing der form even before d end of last season.

  12. horllardemejey

    January 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I think dat a strong starting xi. wish them a winning grace

  13. Shahin

    January 13, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I think current squad is ok, matic can be come instead of mikel.

  14. Israel

    January 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Its high time Iva starts sitting on the bench. Bring in Azpli to play in his original position and BABA filling in for him in the left back. Chelsea should go to the Market and get quality footballers to assist the over used guys. At least each player should have a substitute which I think will welcome competition among them cos the problem chelsea has today is not coaching problem rather the problem lies in the hands of the entire team(players). Best of luck against West Brom. Jesus is coming soon be prepared!

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