Fabregas + Costa Fit To Start: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face West Brom

By on November 20, 2014

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Premier League action returns this weekend as Chelsea play host to West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Here is the team we think Jose Mourinho will select.

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois has now established himself as Chelsea’s No.1 so there’s no reason to think he won’t start against West Brom this weekend.

Defence: After retiring from international football, John Terry has enjoyed a two-week break and will be partnered by Gary Cahill at the back once more. Cesar Azpilicueta should continue at left-back with Branislav Ivanovic enjoying a fine run of form at right-back.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas is expected to be fit despite pulling out of the Spain squad for their recent international’s with a minor hamstring complaint suffered against Liverpool last time out, so he’ll take his place alongside Nemanja Matic in midfield.

Attack: It remains to be seen whether Ramires will be available after tweaking his groin injury at Anfield so Willian could come back in alongside Eden Hazard and Oscar in attack. Diego Costa is expected to start despite also missing the Spain games as Mourinho and Vicente Del Bosque continue to be at odds over how best to manage the strikers troublesome hamstring injury.

So this is the line-up I think we’ll see Mourinho go with against West Brom:

What do you think of the team? What side would you put out?

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