Conte To Make 6 Change In 3-4-3 System: Predicted Chelsea XI To Face Southampton
Chelsea take on Southampton at St Mary’s 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 when they take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the team we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is set for a recall after being rested for the midweek EFL Cup defeat to West Ham so Asmir Begovic will drop back to the bench.
Defence: Conte hinted at his press conference this afternoon that John Terry will be dropped after starting against the Hammers on Wednesday night – which was the skippers first start since early September and the Blues boss suggested it’s going to take the 35-year-old some time to get back to his best.
Therefore, Cesar Azpilicueta could drop back in to the back three alongside David Luiz and Gary Cahill. Branislav Ivanovic is back in contention but I don’t think we’ll see him coming straight back in after missing the last five weeks through injury.
Midfield: Cesc Fabregas remains out but Nemanja Matic should come back in to the midfield after being rested in midweek. Nathan Chalobah could be the man to make way as N’Golo Kante will certainly keep his place.
Victor Moses has established himself on the right wing so he should come back in to the side while Marcos Alonso should start on the left.
Attack: Willian made a successful return to action last week and I expect the Brazilian to continue in attack while Eden Hazard should get a recall after being given a breather at West Ham.
Diego Costa is another player who was rested last time out so Conte is almost certain to recall the Brazilian hitman with Michy Batshuayi making way.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:
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