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Mourinho Makes Two Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Leicester

Chelsea take on newly-promoted Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Here is the Football-Talk predicted starting eleven Jose Mourinho will go with.

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Chelsea take on newly-promoted Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Here is the starting eleven that Football-Talk predict Jose Mourinho will go with.

Goalkeeper: Mourinho made the huge call to drop long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech in favour of highly-rated youngster Thibaut Courtois for Monday’s 3-1 win at Burnley and he’s unlikely to change his mind after just one game, so we should expect to see the Belgian keep goal once again this weekend.

Defence: While not underestimating the opposition, Mourinho might see this game as a good opportunity to hand summer signing Filipe Luis his debut, with Cesar Azpilicueta the man to drop out. Branslav Ivanovic showed his threat in the box once again with a goal on Monday so he’ll likely keep his place along-side the solid partnership of Gary Cahill and John Terry at the back.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas enjoyed an excellent debut against Burnley, grabbing two assist, and despite the return from suspension of Ramires, there’s no reason for Mourinho to break up the exciting partnership of Fabregas and Matic just yet.

Attack: Andre Schurrle grabbed himself a superb goal last time out but the Blues boss might choose to hand him a rest following his World Cup exploits with Germany, which could see Willian come back in to the side along with Eden Hazard and Oscar. The trio could support Diego Costa in attack with the Spaniard expected to keep his place after scoring on his debut last time out.

Here’s how the team could line-up:

What do you think of the team? What side would you select for the game?

37 Comments

37 Comments

  1. ChelseaAlan

    August 22, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Personally it would not surprise me to see Jose bring Ramires in to partner Matic and move Fabregas forward ‘in the hole’ between Oscar and Hazard, just behind Costa. I think Dave will keep his place and depending on how we are doing in the 2nd half he may sub him to give Filipe Luis his Premiership baptism. I think it would be more sensible to move Fabz forward as I’m sure Leicester will try and park the bus and we need someone like him to split their massed defense. Ramires’s engine will be important to both cover their break- aways AND join our countless attacks to make up the numbers with their deep lying numbers. IMHO anyway. KTBFFH

    • Adam

      August 22, 2014 at 7:50 am

      I dont think Ramires will play soon in front of Fabregas because rami has proved that it is incompetent in the role of box-to-box: cant make clinical passes, cant dribble, too slow from the middle. Fabregas is Missing Piece in the middle Chelsea missed last year.

  2. ibrahim saliu mayowa cisse

    August 22, 2014 at 6:49 am

    pls i will like to see torres on that saturday match, let just try it again and see, for whole 1st half

    • Adam

      August 22, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Very stupid idea to even think to see this useless Torres in the line-up. This crap has brought to Chelsea only shame and when one thinks that this lad has 175k per week, it is a complete disaster for mankind. We dont want to see him even on the bench or at Chelsea. Send him out on loan or sell him for £1. Sick of him.

      • DON_MON

        August 22, 2014 at 8:33 am

        Adam torres is a good striker dat he loses his form does not mean u should call him such kind of name, is dis torres and moses dat giv us europa league dere is God oooh

        • Tanislas

          August 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

          Bro am impressed wit ur comment tores is indeed a gud striker wat is happening to him now can happen to any player. Torres we love u

        • mambo

          August 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm

          Torres is a scrap he doesnt deserve to even smell a pitch at stamford bridge lets just sell him.

      • Fare

        August 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

        Absolutely i support ur idea my chelsea bros. Let him go even at d price of €0.5m

  3. Vincent

    August 22, 2014 at 7:19 am

    We should expect 2 c hatrik 4rm costa 2mor by d grace of God. Up bluez…

  4. o best

    August 22, 2014 at 7:28 am

    we don.t need torres in our team anymore, he is a disapointmant to us we ar ok wit whot we hav now, witout torres, we will achive the gold.

  5. La Paix se Gagne!

    August 22, 2014 at 7:35 am

    But why do you have to rest Andre Schurlle???

  6. adebiyi ayodeji

    August 22, 2014 at 8:26 am

    up Chelsea I no very well did season we will take at less one cup

  7. 2gether12

    August 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

    We should all remember that torres is a very good striker before we both him.

  8. Hayford Abrokwah

    August 22, 2014 at 8:38 am

    congrats Mourinho,for giving us a polific and powerful goal machine. (diego costa)

  9. edmond

    August 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

    We are sick and tired of Torres. Its time he gives us some break. I don’t even know what he is still doing at Chelsea

  10. ChelseaDa Da

    August 22, 2014 at 9:26 am

    let mou mantain the starting eleven. just change on cezar.

  11. ChelseaDa Da

    August 22, 2014 at 9:29 am

    go blues2014/15

  12. Gbemi

    August 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

    tualee jose ur last game wz impressive kip it up God wl crown ur effort

  13. Charles

    August 22, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I think Mourinho will still use d team he used against Burnley. The more Chelsea wait for Torres to rediscover his form d more he loses his value. Chelsea should sale Torres and buy a younger back up striker.

  14. Charles

    August 22, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I think Mourinho will still use d team he used against Burnley. The more Chelsea wait for Torres to rediscover his form d more he loses his value. Chelsea should sale Torres and buy a younger back up striker, that will help Diego Costa

  15. san.sunday Bidemi

    August 22, 2014 at 11:02 am

    up chelsea, i wnt mourinho to sell peter cech and use torres to 7 or 11

  16. Charles

    August 22, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I think Mourinho will still use d team he used against Burnley. The more Chelsea wait on Torres to rediscover his form d more he loses his value cos Torres can never be d guy he was before at Liverpool. Chelsea should sale Torres and buy a younger back up striker, that will help Diego Costa

  17. ecks

    August 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    i lv 2 c torres alongside costa

  18. nicholas t9

    August 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    the torres we used to know is not the one we see now…he has no contribution to de club….sell him en bring young blood…..

  19. Dennis

    August 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Nando has always been there for us, even when he does not score, he still gives the team a hundred percent commitment,if he should leave, pls let him leave honorably.

  20. Dawit

    August 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Give toress break even he didnt score goals bt he is smart nd every body loves him even other club funs

  21. goriola

    August 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    There is life after dealth,maybe torres is undergoing a personal or internal problem,I pray to see him at chelsea next season…

  22. adam

    August 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    José have to make the fantastic lineup as on Monday (Burnley)

  23. Julius Chigwegwe

    August 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I think Ramires have to pair with Matic and move Fabregas to behind Costa with Willian and Hazard on right and left. Also Zuma has to pair with Cahill on centre back and Terry wait on bench. Remember Leicester City use physic and counter atacks that it needs someone who can run. We saw them last weekend playing Everton.Everton struggled last weekend.

  24. alexis don Maranatha

    August 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Chelsea should drop azicipucelta and give luiz is debut in premier league I agree Chelsea to let go of Torres but let atill givw him is respect it not is fault is didier drogba dat charm Torres remember that he scored 9goals in 8meet with Chelsea when he was in Liverpool and is goal ans effort helped us win the champions league and europa and is working really hard but black magic DD our legend used it too strong and only God that can help him he took spain ro euros xup and contributed to them in world cup cause when defenders and
    goal keeper hear that name the panic etc vidic,j.terry,a.cole,kompany, keepers etc cech,casilas, nuere,Valdes,vanderser and alot pls respect el nino thanks

  25. Mustapha

    August 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Why insulting torres,when talking about the bad moment also try to recalled the good moment,e.g europa league final,and champions league semi final in camp nou,up blues keep up the good work,jose.

  26. Bishop

    August 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    If u are a chelsea fan pls have this at the back of ur mind that toress have caused harm to u, in terms of not delivering when needed as a top 9,becos of this i suggest we let him go at any rate plr mvorinho.

  27. Erichazard

    August 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Alexis try to b objective and realistic next time u are commenting. You sounded so sure that Drogba used charm on Torres. Where u there when he did that? Torres has bn given enough chance to prove himself. Why did he miss an open net against united? Under the short reign of Dimatteo, he was playing in front of the creativity of Oscar, Hazard and Mata…he spurned chances upon chances
    ..even after Drogba left. He isn’t good….though he works hard.

  28. Philip

    August 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    It’s too early 4 u or any other person to condemn Torres. Aftrward he was a key striker last season fr d Club. He should neither b sold nor allow to b loaned out by Chelsea as he’s going to assist Costa & Drogba up front as d season progresses. UP TORRES!!

  29. zola

    August 22, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Pliz learn to respect, Torres should go but we hv to respect him and value his contribution to Chelsea fc. Remember the champions league. He is no longer good enough for Chelsea but we have to let him go respectifully.

  30. Innocent

    August 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Oh. It’s strange when i remember the Nando i use to knw at LFC. But such is life. I love him torres. He shows his class and dangerousness while taken keepers one on one. I hope you are viewing them nw. So many occations. I respect his qaulity. Though i cann’t just tell where it went wrong with classy El nino. Huh. Cfc has tried for him and we have enjoyed his contributions in the team. I wish him GoodLuck if he wish to leave. Jose who ever you choose to start against LCFC. Am okay by that. They boys are good to go.

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