Hiddink To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI vs Newcastle

By on February 11, 2016

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Chelsea will look to continue their unbeaten record when they take on Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side we think Guus Hiddink will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is certain to keep his place in goal with Asmir Begovic among the substitutes.

Defence: Hiddink is going to be forced in to making at least one change to his back four after Kurt Zouma was ruled out for six months with a serious knee injury that he sustained against Manchester United last Sunday.

Gary Cahill will come back in to the side to start with John Terry at the heart of defence with Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic keeping their places in the full-back spots.

Midfield: John Obi Mikel has cemented himself as a first team regular under Hiddink so I expect he’ll continue in the holding role while we may see Cesc Fabregas drop back in to a deeper midfield position with Nemanja Matic missing out.

Attack: This would allow for the return of Eden Hazard to the starting line-up after he was left on the bench against United last week. Oscar and Willian should keep their places in attack and support Diego Costa, who should once again start up front.

Alexandre Pato could make his first appearance in the squad after working on his fitness following his loan move from Corinthians last month but the Brazilian will only be on the bench at best this weekend.

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

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What do you think of the line-up? What would be your team?

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6 Comments

  1. israel abasi

    February 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Wit dis formation,chelsea may likely beat hatles newcastle though dey re gud in atach,dat macth wil end 2.O.but chelsea suld start using loftus cheeck

    • ali

      February 12, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      huuuuuummmmmmmmmmm okay

  2. Abeyie

    February 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Loftus should partner Matic or Mikel and Oscar dropped.

    • ali

      February 12, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      yeah right go tell guss hudink idoit

  3. ali

    February 12, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    well alot of people know chelsea fc is the best and can beat any team yes any team

  4. Paul Mhango

    February 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Baba Rahman should be at the back, Loftus in midfield. Please try these young players.

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