Conte Makes 10 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Nottingham Forest
Chelsea take on Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Chelsea will be looking to book their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup when they take on Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is set to be handed a well-earned rest meaning number two goalkeeper Willy Caballero will come in to the side.
Defence: Conte has confirmed he’ll make plenty of changes to the starting eleven that drew with Arsenal at the weekend. David Luiz is facing a three-game ban after being sent off on Sunday so Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta are unlikely to be risked.
Antonio Rudiger should get a recall along with Andreas Christensen while youngster Jake Clarke-Salter is also pushing to make his first appearance of the season.
Midfield: Davide Zappacosta should come back in to the side in place of Victor Moses in the right wing-back role while Brazilian youngster Kenedy is being tipped to replace Marcos Alonso on the left.
N’Golo Kante could be given a rare rest with Tiemoue Bakayoko coming in to the midfield alongside Cesc Fabregas with Danny Drinkwater still nursing a calf injury.
Attack: Conte confirmed at his press conference this afternoon that Eden Hazard will make his first start of the season after recently recovering from a broken foot.
Charly Musonda is also set to be given a rare chance to impress in attack while Michy Batshuayi should lead the line up front with Willian and Alvaro Morata rested.
However, Pedro has been ruled out of the visit of Nottingham Forest after aggravating an ankle injury against Arsenal at the weekend.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:
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