[Teams] Vidi vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-Ups For Europa League Clash

By on December 13, 2018

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Chelsea take on Vidi FC in Hungary this evening knowing top spot and progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League have already been secured. 

Maurizio Sarri has made wholesale changes to his line-up for the game with Chelsea’s key players all rested for Sunday’s trip to Brighton. Willy Caballero is therefore given a rare chance in goal while Ethan Ampadu comes in to join Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen and Emerson Palmeiri in defence.

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Cesc Fabregas replaces Jorginho in the deep-lying playmaker role while Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek join the Spaniard in midfield with Mateo Kovacic ruled out through injury and N’Golo Kante rested.

Willian is joined by youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi in attack while Alvaro Morata gets the nod over Olivier Giroud up front. Youth stars Jamie Cumming and George McEachran are named on the bench along with Marcos Alonso, Pedro and David Luiz.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Vidi

Kovacsik; Fiola, Vinicius, Juhasz, Stopira; Milanov, Hadzic; Nego, Hustzi, Nikolov; Scepovic.

Subs: Kovacs, Tujvel, Berecz, Hodzic, Patkai, Tamas, Hangya.

Chelsea

Caballero; Zappacosta, Ampadu, Christensen, Emerson; Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Barkley; Willian, Morata, Hudson-Odoi.

Subs: Cumming, Alonso, Jorginho, Pedro, Giroud, Luiz, McEachran.

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