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Mourinho Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face Man City

Chelsea will look to tighten their grip at the top of the table when they entertain Man City on Saturday. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will select:

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Chelsea will be looking to tighten their grip at the top of the table when they entertain Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will select:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois was in inspired form against Liverpool on Tuesday night so the Belgian is once again likely to keep Petr Cech out the team.

Defence: Mourinho will have to check on the fitness of Filipe Luis after the full-back was forced off with a knock on Tuesday, so Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to come back in for the Brazilian. Kurt Zouma was a surprise starter in midweek but I think we’ll see Gary Cahill recalled alongside John Terry at the back while Branislav Ivanovic should shake off a cut foot to start on the right.

Midfield: Cesc Fabregas may be moved further forward if he recovers from an injury he picked up in midweek, with John Obi Mikel coming in alongside Nemanja Matic to offer more defensive stability in front of the defence, as this is a tactic Mourinho has adopted in many of the games against the top sides this season.

Attack: With Fabregas further forward we could see Oscar drop to the bench as Eden Hazard and Willian should keep their places in attack. However, the big question mark is whether Diego Costa will be available for selection. The Spaniard is contesting an FA misconduct charge and if that appeal fails on Friday, then the striker will be suspended for at least three games starting this weekend. Didier Drogba is on stand by to fill in up front.

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

What do you think of the team? What line-up would you go with?

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. derder

    January 29, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I lyk it lyk dat carry on morihon

  2. Ali muhammed

    January 30, 2015 at 10:35 am

    U should start remi instead of drogba

  3. Agyekum Samuel

    January 30, 2015 at 11:10 am

    l prefer remy instead of Drobga
    Remy wil provide more treat than drobga
    wil de pace and speed of remy is more .he run off with defenders and also provide more counter attack .

  4. Agyekum Samuel

    January 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

    l prefer remy instead of Drobga
    Remy wil provide more threat than drobga
    with de pace and speed of remy is more efficient .he can run off defenders and also provide more counter attack threat .

  5. Nartey Simon

    January 30, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I tnk Ramires should start ahead of Mikel coz mikel is weak in tackling n also loses ball soo easily, besides dis is a tough game n we must win so mikel should be dropped.

  6. Juvanis bosco

    January 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I thing by droping oscar off,it will alitle bit bring difficulty to chelsea side,becuz he runs allover the pitch & asists alot

  7. joshlin

    January 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    i prefer remi over drogba nd i prefer remires over mikel.make da right choices cuz its a tough game

  8. silas

    January 30, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    remy shud stat ahead of drogba.

  9. Edeh Idowu Joseph

    January 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    We need a very strong defensive mildfeeder, so Mikel is okay. I WL personally miss Diego Costa for not selected due to three match ban he received from FA for stamping… I tink he should start Remy and keep Drogba @alert on d bench. What a tough match it gonna be

  10. foster vinrobby

    January 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    i prefer filipe luis to azpilicueta pls. he is more tatical player than azpilicueta so let him start

  11. Bob

    January 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Please mourinho don’t play that donkey mikel he’s useless play Ramires and remy coz they r more quicker

    • dubbie

      January 30, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      U’r prolly more useless than mikel. He’s playing and u’r joblessly watching

    • diehardfan

      January 31, 2015 at 8:48 am

      How foolish u r for calling Mikel a dockey. It’s ok if u don’t wanna see him play,but calling him dirty name isn’t right @ all.

  12. Bob

    January 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Go on Chelsea we got to win in mourihno we trust

  13. peter

    January 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    If fabs available don’t tink we neede eiither mikel or ramz then play Oscar cos he offer treat forward with his shots on goal to help remy,play more defensive azpi+pace power remy instead of drog.rest ok.tnks

  14. peter

    January 30, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Better Costa was banned cos all eyes aalw on him in big maches like ds and eventually play nothin cos of aggressiveness so If fabs available don’t tink we neede eiither mikel or ramz then play Oscar cos he offer treat forward with his shots on goal to help remy,play more defensive azpi+pace power remy instead of drog.rest ok.tnks

  15. Stewart allan k

    January 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    cuardado in…to go medical friday.

  16. akande kamal

    January 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Mourino I believe in you. Go on

  17. mkubwa sinai

    January 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    the coach knows who can play better according to his phylosophy lets wait and see

  18. DICKSON

    January 30, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    PLS SPECIAL 1.USE FAB, MATIC, WILL I AN, HAZARD, OSCAR AND REMY PLS AND PLS REMOVE DIS SHAME FROM US D FANS TOMORROW PLS

  19. mulaa Barasa

    January 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Mourinho,start with Ramires,Oscar n Remy not Mikel m Drogba.We’ve got to beat Man City by hook n crook.

  20. Abdullahi

    January 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    pls use ramires ahead Mikel. up blues up Juan Cr

  21. Gomez

    January 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Courtois

    Ivanovic. Zouma Terry. Luis

    Matic

    Willian. Oscar. Fabregas. Hazard

    Remy

  22. mhiz gold

    January 31, 2015 at 8:06 am

    i pray nd trust in a God, dat we shall WIN dis match in jesus name

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