Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Hull City – Willian Over Mata?
Chelsea take on Hull City at the KC Stadium on Saturday lunchtime looking to go top of the Premier League table. Here’s the eleven Mourinho could go with:
Chelsea take on Hull City at the KC Stadium on Saturday lunchtime looking to go top of the Premier League table.
The Blues head into the game sitting two points off leaders Arsenal so can leapfrog their rivals, for the time being at least, with all three points against the Tigers.
Jose Mourinho’s men secured a routine 2-0 win over Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup last Sunday and with the fixture list starting to ease slightly following the hectic festive period, the Portuguese coach is expected to go with his strongest line-up this weekend.
Branislav Ivanovic is likely to once again miss out with a thigh injury meaning Cesar Azpilicueta should continue at right back with Ashley Cole on the left. Gary Cahill could get the nod over David Luiz to partner John Terry in the centre of defence.
Frank Lampard is ruled out through injury so John Obi Mikel – who scored last time out – should continue in midfield with Ramires, while Eden Hazard will get a recall having been rested against Derby.
Oscar should retain his place while Willian is battling it out with Andre Schurrle and Juan Mata for the final place in attack. Fernando Torres should come back in to lead the line with Samuel Eto’o dropping out.
Here’s the team Mourinho could go with:
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