Conte Makes 4 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Arsenal
Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Chelsea will be looking to continue their excellent recent form when they welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is certain to retain his place between the sticks unless he picks up a late injury meaning Willy Caballero will once again be on the bench.
Defence: Conte has admitted he has a decision to make in defence after Gary Cahill made an impressive return for the midweek win over Qarabag in the Champions League.
Antonio Rudiger had been deputising superbly for the skipper during his suspension but I think we’ll see Cahill continue in the back three against Arsenal on Sunday.
David Luiz is set to return after being rested in midweek meaning Andreas Christensen will make way while Cesar Azpilicueta should keep his place at the back.
Midfield: It will be interesting to see whether Davide Zappacosta keeps his place after scoring in Europe on Tuesday night but I think Conte will go with Victor Moses in the right wing-back position.
Spanish international Marcos Alonso should keep his place on the left while N’Golo Kante is certain to start once again in the middle of the park.
Danny Drinkwater has been ruled out for at least another two weeks as he continues to recover from a calf injury while Tiemoue Bakayoko is pushing for a recall but I think Cesc Fabregas will keep his place against his former club.
Attack: Conte has hinted that Eden Hazard could make his first start of the new campaign as he’s now close to being 100% match-fit after getting another 30 minutes under is belt in midweek having recovered from a broken foot.
Willian will drop out if Hazard starts in attack while Pedro should keep his place in the front three. Michy Batshuayi staked his claim for a regular role up front after scoring in midweek but Conte is expected to recall club record signing Alvaro Morata.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:
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