[Teams] Leicester City vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-Ups from the King Power
Chelsea will be looking to cement third place in the Premier League with a win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Here are the line-ups:
Chelsea will be looking to cement third place in the Premier League with a win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.
Maurizio Sarri has decided to give star man Eden Hazard a rest with Willian and Pedro starting in the Chelsea attack. Hazard is named on the bench if needed but it’s clear Sarri has one eye on the Europa League final later this month.
Willy Caballero gets a rare start in goal with Kepa dropping to the bench while Davide Zappacosta starts at right-back with Cesar Azpilicueta lining-up alongside David Luiz in the middle of the back four as Andreas Christensen is only fit enough for a place on the bench and Antonio Rudiger is injured.
Marcos Alonso replaces Emerson at left-back while Ross Barkley comes in to join Jorginho in midfield. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is passed fit to start despite suffering severe cramp against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.
Gonzalo Higuain gets a recall up front with Olivier Giroud dropping to the bench while 18-year-old academy defender Marc Guehi is among the substitutes for Chelsea.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chillwell, Choudry, Ndidi, Albrighton, Tielemans, Maddison, Vardy
Subs: Ward, Simpson, Okazaki, Gray, Barnes, Ihenacho, Morgan
Caballero, Zappacosta, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Alonso, Barkley, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Higuain, Willian
Subs: Kepa, Hazard, Kovacic, Giroud, Christensen, Emerson, Guehi
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