Costa Starts As Jose Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Man Utd

By on October 24, 2014

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Chelsea head to Old Trafford this weekend to take on Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. Here is the line-up we think Jose Mourinho will put out.

Goalkeeper: After handing Petr Cech a rare start in Europe, Mourinho has confirmed that Thibaut Courtois will return between the sticks this weekend.

Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta serves a ban following his sending off against Crystal Palace last weekend so Filipe Luis comes in at left-back. Kurt Zouma will also drop out with Gary Cahill restored alongside John Terry at the back.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas has forged a superb partnership with Nemanja Matic following his move from Barcelona and unless Ramires passes a late fitness test and Mourinho opts to add more steel to his side, these two should continue in front of the defence.

Attack: Andre Schurrle has been suffering from illness in recent weeks so he might be deemed fit enough to start, which should see Willian keep his place alongside Eden Hazard and Oscar in attack.

The big question mark is who starts up front. Loic Remy is out with a groin injury but Mourinho has confirmed that Diego Costa has a ‘little chance’ of being fit – despite categorically ruling him out on Tuesday. I think Jose is playing games here and with Costa taking part in light training on Friday, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start on Sunday.

So here’s how I think Chelsea will line-up this weekend:

What do you think of the line-up? What team would you put out?

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5 Comments

  1. Unionjack

    October 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    IF by any lucky chance in the world Costa IS fit then our best lineup is the one youve posted.
    If not which is more likely then we have 2 options.
    Go wit Cesc as a false 9 in a 4-3-3 or use Schurrle in a 4-2-3-1 up front but hes been off a couple weeks and hasnt trained.
    IMHO IF Costa plays we will win and if we beat United away we shall win the league.

  2. osaro omobude

    October 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    With or without costa we will win Man united. 100 pecent certain.

  3. Abiodun Raji

    October 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    With the starting xi formation prediction posted ahead chelsea can conquer man united.

  4. Bitrus James

    October 26, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I think Chelseafc will play and get a progresaive result

  5. davison

    October 26, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    thats a wish

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