Mourinho Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Tottenham

By on December 30, 2014

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Chelsea will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table when they take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Thursday. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will select:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois has established himself as Chelsea’s No.1 so he should continue in goal on Thursday with Petr Cech once again on the bench.

Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to be recalled after being rested against Southampton on Sunday with Filipe Luis dropping to the bench. Mourinho may be tempted to give John Terry a breather but with the skipper playing so well, I’d expect him to face Spurs and start alongside Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic at the back then possible skip the FA Cup game at the weekend.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas could be moved back alongside Nemanja Matic in central midfield after playing in a more advanced role last time out, with John Obi Mikel likely to drop to the bench.

Attack: With Fabregas further back, Oscar is likely to come back in having been rested against Southampton while Andre Schurrle could drop out with Willian starting in attack. Eden Hazard will once again start in support of Diego Costa up front.

Here if how I think we’ll see Chelsea line-up:

What do you think of the team and what eleven would you pick?

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One Comment

  1. cS

    December 30, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Great lineup,except for Costa.I think he should sit out this one.He has been a starter almost all games,good thing he ended the search for goals in 7 games before the last one.i think he can start from the bench.Tottenham are pacey side and they will give more problems than S’ Hampton in the last game.Remy will be best,for a start.

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