Conte To Make 2 Key Changes: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Arsenal

By on May 25, 2017

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Chelsea will look to complete an FA Cup and Premier League double when they take on Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday evening. 

Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:

Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic started in the early rounds of the FA Cup but Conte has gone with Thibaut Courtois during the business end of the competition so the Belgian No.1 should be the gloves on Saturday.

Defence: Conte gave John Terry his final start during the win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the Premier League season but I think we’ll see the long-serving skipper drop back to the bench this weekend.

Therefore, Gary Cahill should come back in to the side to start with David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta in what’s become Conte’s settled back three.

Midfield: Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses are certain to keep their places in the wing-back roles while N’Golo Kante is also a guaranteed starter in the middle of the park.

One of Conte’s major selection decisions is to choose between Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic to start alongside Kante in midfield. Matic was the preferred choice for much of the season but Fabregas has been excellent in recent weeks so he might get the nod to start against his former club.

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Attack: Another big decision for Conte is who to play in attack between Willian and Pedro. Willian has featured heavily in the FA Cup until this point and scored twice in the semi-final so he has a strong case. However, Pedro has largely been chosen throughout the campaign so I think we might see the Spaniard get the nod.

Eden Hazard is certain to keep his place and continue to support Diego Costa in attack with the Brazilian-born hitman looking to end the season on a positive note amid rumours he could leave this summer.

Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:

CHECK OUT OUR PREDICTED ARSENAL XI HERE

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