Chelsea would have small injury crisis to deal with for this weekend showdown against Leeds United.
The Blues should cope without the (player) contribution of Trevoh Chalobah, N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell.
While Croatia’s Mateo Kovacic has recovered from the treatment room but is now Covid-19 positive.
Thomas Tuchel could not make do of the services of Jorginho or Ruben Loftus-Check for the midweek’s draw against Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Champions League.
But the former (Italian player) is supposed to have a better chance of featuring this week. There are likely to be two changes in the defence with Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger set to return alongside Cesar Azpilicueta.
While Malang Sarr and Andreas Christensen makes way in the defence. If Jorginho is ready to slot in midfield, Reece James should move to his preferred right-wing role.
While new signing Niguez Saul could be made to join Jorginho in the midfield. The Spaniard play at left wing back against Zenit.
But Marcos Alonso is expected to start this match after coming off the bench in that Champions League clash.
Timo Werner will expect to lead the charge for goal from the left wing after his superlative showing in midweek.
And he’s expected to be joined by Mason Mount and Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku in the attack.
Chelsea Possible Starting Line-Up
Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Reece James; Jorginho, Saul Niguez, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, Timo Werner; Romelu Lukaku.
This article was updated 7 months ago