Mourinho Makes 9 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face QPR

By on October 30, 2014

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Jose Mourinho is expected to make wholesale changes when Chelsea entertain Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon. Here is the line-up we think the Portuguese coach will put out:

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech should drop back to the bench after starting during Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Shrewsbury in the League Cup, with Thibaut Courtois coming back in.

Defence: Branislav Ivanovic returns from a one-match ban so will come straight back in to the starting eleven while skipper John Terry will also get a recall having been rested in midweek. Kurt Zouma and Adreas Christensen should make way with Gary Cahill and Filipe Luis retaining their places. Cesar Azpilicueta serves the final of his three-game ban.

Midfield: Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas were both rested on Tuesday so should return this weekend. Ramires is expected to finally make his first team comeback after six weeks out with a groin injury, and the Brazilians return could see Fabregas moved a little further forward and handed a free role with Oscar rested having started the last two games.

Attack: Mourinho was critical of his some of his attackers for their display against Shrewsbury so we should see Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah make way with Eden Hazard and Willian being restored to the starting eleven. Diego Costa is expected to be passed fit after missing the last four games with a niggling hamstring problem, so Didier Drogba will drop out despite scoring in his last two appearances.

So this is how we think Chelsea will line-up against QPR:

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

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One Comment

  1. Josiah

    October 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    The suggested chelsea vs Qpr line up is ok

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