Key Duo Could Miss Out: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Middlesbrough

By on May 7, 2017

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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.

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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:

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