Conte To Make 6 Change In 3-4-3 System: Predicted Chelsea XI To Face West Ham
Chelsea take on rivals West Ham at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night. Here is the team we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Chelsea will be looking to book their place in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup when they take on rivals West Ham at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night.
Here is the team we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is expected to get a rest with Asmir Begovic coming in between the sticks tomorrow night.
Defence: Conte confirmed at his press conference earlier today that John Terry is fit and available for selection after being an unused substitute against Manchester United on Sunday and I think we’ll see the skipper come back in to the defence at West Ham.
Gary Cahill is the man most likely to make way with David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta keeping their places in the back three. Branislav Ivanovic is back in full training after recovering from a muscle problem but this game comes too soon.
Midfield: Cesc Fabregas is also still missing with a knock but Nemanja Matic is expected to continue in the middle of the park. Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be given another chance to impress after starting in the previous round with N’Golo Kante given a well earned rest.
Victor Moses has established himself on the right wing after a couple of excellent displays while summer signing Marcos Alonso should continue on the left.
Attack: Willian returned to the bench at the weekend after being granted compassionate leave following the death of his mother and Conte says he’s now ready to return so I expect he’ll come in to the attack with Pedro dropping out.
Eden Hazard could be given a breather so Oscar may also get a recall in attack while I expect Michy Batshuayi to lead the line up front with Diego Costa rested.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:
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