Chelsea’s demanding schedule continues this week with a visit to Old Trafford Manchester United.
The Blues will travel to Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday night to face Manchester United in a Premier League match.
United are in the middle of a rough stretch, having gone with one win in their previous six games in all competitions. On the other hand, they have repeatedly shown to be a tough opponent for Chelsea.
With a win on Thursday, Thomas Tuchel’s side will stretch their lead against Arsenal, who are now in fourth place, by eight points.
In this article, we’ve predicted Blues boss Thomas Tuchel’s starting lineup, which includes three changes from the squad that beat West Ham 1-0 the previous Saturday.
GK and defence
Edouard Mendy, Chelsea’s regular number one goalkeeper, will continue in the position forever.
Behind him, he’ll have to deal with a back three, with veteran centre-back Thiago Silva returning to his usual spot in the heart of the defence.
Trevoh Chalobah, who made an impressive return to the starting XI against West Ham, might be in line for another opportunity.
Antonio Rudiger replaces club captain Cesar Azpilicueta at left center-back, the first of three changes for the squad.
Rudiger was injured and missed the 1-0 victory against West Ham, but he has been spotted exercising with the first team ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League fixture.
On the training field, Reece James, another player who was unable to play in the last match due to injury, is photographed.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is a versatile player, might return to the starting lineup at right wingback against Manchester United.
Aside from that, due to the enormous number of injuries in the club, the midfield at Stamford Bridge is a fairly familiar one.
Marcos Alonso continues to play as the team’s left wingback.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, the midfield combo, will also be in action once again.
Mason Mount’s impressive form ensures that he will start the season in ninth position once again.
Kai Havertz, on the other hand, may continue to play as a striker.
If the third and final change is made, Christian Pulisic might make his first Premier League start since March.
The 23-year-old attacker came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in the 90th minute against West Ham, and he must be vying for a spot in the starting lineup.
Even if Timo Werner has made a great statement with his recent performances, Christian Pulisic may be chosen to start the midweek match.
Chalobah Silva Rudiger
James Kante Jorginho Alonso
IN: Antonio Rudiger, Reece James, Christian Pulisic
OUT: Cesar Azpilicueta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Timo Werner