4-3-3: Sarri To Make 8 Changes | Expected Chelsea Line-Up vs Liverpool
Chelsea take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. Here is the side I think Maurizio Sarri will select for the game:
Chelsea will be in confident mood following their Carabao Cup win when they take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. Here is the side I think Maurizio Sarri will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Willy Caballero produced an excellent performance at Anfield in midweek but record summer signing Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to be recalled between the sticks for the Premier League clash on Saturday.
Defence: Sarri will make changes to his defence as Gary Cahill should make way while Emerson Palmeiri is also set to drop out despite scoring an important equaliser against Liverpool. Andreas Christensen is a major doubt for the game this weekend after limping off at Anfield on Wednesday night.
David Luiz and Marcos Alonso are expected to be recalled after being rested in the League Cup while Antonio Rudiger is likely to recover from a minor knock to return in the middle of defence. Cesar Azpilicueta should once again keep his place at right-back ahead of Davide Zappacosta.
Midfield: Jorginho is set for a recall after being given a breather in midweek so Cesc Fabregas is expected to drop to the bench after making his first start of the season at Anfield.
N’Golo Kante will also come back in to the side following his well-earned rest so Ross Barkley may make way despite an encouraging performance on Wednesday evening while Mateo Kovacic should shake off a knock to keep his place in midfield.
Attack: Eden Hazard came off the bench to score a stunning winner against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup and the Belgian international is certain to be recalled to the starting eleven this weekend.
Pedro remains a doubt with a shoulder injury that’s kept him out of recent games so Willian is expected to keep his place in attack with Victor Moses the man to make way.
It will be interesting to see who Sarri opts for up front but I think we’ll see Olivier Giroud brought back in to lead the line up front after being rested in midweek with Alvaro Morata dropping to the bench.
Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:
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