Conte To Make 1 Change In 3-4-3 System: Predicted Chelsea XI To Face Man Utd
Chelsea take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Here is the team we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Chelsea will be looking to keep the pressure on at the top of the Premier League table when they take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the team we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is expected to keep his place ahead of Asmir Begovic between the sticks this weekend.
Defence: There were reports on Friday morning that John Terry had been ruled out of the game but Conte confirmed at his press conference later in the day that the skipper has been passed fit and is available for selection.
The back three have performed well in recent weeks, helping the Blues to consecutive wins and clean sheets, so Conte may be tempted to stick with Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill at the back.
However, United are likely to play with Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front so Conte may feel Terry’s height, power and experience would be important in dealing with the Swede so we may see him restored to the starting eleven with Cahill the man most likely to drop out.
Branislav Ivanovic continues to miss out with a muscle injury but Conte hopes he’ll be back in contention next weekend.
Midfield: Cesc Fabregas is also still missing with a knock so Nemanja Matic is expected to continue alongside N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park meaning Oscar may have to make do with a place on the bench.
Victor Moses has established himself on the right wing now after a couple of excellent displays while summer signing Marcos Alonso should continue on the left.
Attack: Willian returned to training on Thursday after being granted compassionate leave following the death of his mother so the Brazilian international may only be fit enough for a place on the bench.
Therefore, Pedro should continue alongside Eden Hazard in attack with the pair supporting Diego Costa through the middle.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:
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