Key Duo Could Miss Out: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Middlesbrough
Chelsea take on Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. Here is the team I think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Chelsea will be looking to put one hand on the Premier League trophy when they take on Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Here is the team I think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois has been passed fit despite aggravating an old ankle injury in training last week so he’s expected to keep his place between the sticks tomorrow night.
Defence: David Luiz is a minor doubt after being forced off with a groin problem during the win over Everton last weekend. The Brazilian international will face a late fitness test but he’s expected to be passed fit. Nathan Ake is on stand-by to fill in.
Gary Cahill is almost certain to skipper the side out again tomorrow night while Cesar Azpilicueta should retain his place at the back.
Midfield: N’Golo Kante is a major injury concern due to a thigh injury so Cesc Fabregas is expected to come in to start alongside Nemanja Matic if the French international fails a late fitness test.
Otherwise, I don’t think we’ll see any further changes with Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso once again occupying the full-back positions.
Attack: Pedro scored a stunning goal to open the scoring at Goodison Park last time out so I can’t see Conte leaving the Spanish international out tomorrow night.
Eden Hazard is also certain to keep his place in attack so Willian may have to make-do with a place on the bench while Diego Costa will once again lead the line-up front.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up: