Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Fulham – Oscar To Return?

By on February 27, 2014

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Chelsea make the short trip across west London to take on Fulham at craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, here’s our predicted team for the game.

Jose Mourinho is likely to make a couple of changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday night.  David Luiz didn’t feature in that game because of injury so he could miss out again meaning the five five should remain unchanged.

January signing Nemanja Matic didn’t make the trip to Turkey as he was ineligible to play in Europe having already played for Benfica in the group stages, so he’s expected to come straight back in to the midfield.

He could be partnered by Ramires if the Brazilian is passed fit having received a blow to his nose on Wednesday, but he completed the 90 minutes against Gala so he should be okay to play this weekend.

Andre Schurrle is likely to make way with Oscar coming back in after he make a late appearance in midweek to prove he’s recovered from a minor ankle knock, while Fernando Torres is expected to keep his place up front after scoring the opening goal last time out.

Here’s the team we think Mourinho will put out:

Chelsea will head into the weekend action sitting one point clear of Arsenal and will look to at least maintain that advantage with a win over their London rivals at Craven Cottage.

What team would you like Mourinho to start? Share your views below.

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12 Comments

  1. remedy

    February 27, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Your prediction is ok for me but mourinho should make a sub when needed and he need to be a right one… Up chelsea!!!

  2. pedro

    February 27, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I think he should give ashily cole a chance to play as he didn’t feature in the champions league

    • wardbrew

      February 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      pls note that current chelsea team neend consistency in the team……so he can drop cezar for cole to play.cole need serious training

  3. mutallab

    February 27, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Gud bst choch js mrho need salah agns fulham

  4. miyayi

    February 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Tanx special one salah is gud player like hazard

  5. eze chibundu oscar

    February 28, 2014 at 12:49 am

    good one jose but l think salah shud start against fulham

  6. anymore karima

    February 28, 2014 at 4:06 am

    oscar should do better

  7. Adewumi

    February 28, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Your predicted starting up is okay. Up chelsea!!!

  8. oroko sunday

    February 28, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I think salah should be in the starting 11

  9. Shannon

    February 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Cech,cahill,cole,terry,ivanovic,matic,hazard,mikel,salah,schurrle,ba.its only fulham give the big guns a rest abit.

  10. TIMO VICTOR

    February 28, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Salah should start on behalf of Willian,and Ba should also given a chance in that match

  11. James Cheery

    February 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I think this will be ok to start with,, cech,ivan,cahil,terry,azaplicuta… Then, matic, remires,hazard,salah,oscar and torres.. Mou pls use this… I can’t wet to see this line up..

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