Picking the Best Potential Chelsea Lineup to Face Manchester United on Sunday

Nov 04, 2017 Posted Under: News

?Chelsea face Manchester United in a clash where the title could be won and lost so early.on.

An away win would mean the Blues go seven adrift of the Red Devils but a victory for Antonio Conte would mean they would go just one point behind. 

Here is how the home side could lineup on Sunday. 

Goalkeeper

  • Courtois

    Courtois13

?The Belgian has been so important for Chelsea this year, and will need to be on top form to keep United out on Sunday.

Defence

  • Azpilicueta

    Azpilicueta28

  • Luiz

    Luiz30

  • Cahill

    Cahill24

Cesar Azpilicueta is likely to switch back to his preferred position of centre-back after playing as a wing-back against Roma on Wednesday. 

Antonio Conte has confirmed Gary Cahill will start on the left side of defence for the Blues. 

David Luiz will again be strapped up for Sunday’s game.?

Midfield

  • Zappacosta

    Zappacosta21

  • Bakayoko

    Bakayoko14

  • Kanté

    Kanté7

  • Alonso

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N’Golo Kante has returned to full training and the Blues are going to make a late call on the midfielder’s participation. He is key to the home side so Conte will hope he is almost match fit just like Morata was, so he is able to start him. 

Fellow Frenchman Tiemoue Bakayoko should start alongside him to keep it tight however Drinkwater is pushing for a start after a string of poor performances from both Fabregas and Bakakyoko.

Davide Zappacosta is expected to return to wing-back a after being dropped during the week. Alonso is set to continue on the left with no other competition to rival his spot. 

Forwards

  • Pedro

    Pedro11

  • Morata

    Morata9

  • Hazard

    Hazard10

?The same front three is expected to start together which has played the last two games. 

Bournemouth couldn’t handle this attacking trio but the Blues failed to put their chances away. That is something which is going to need to improve as there won’t be many chances coming around so ruthlessness is important.

Eden Hazard has produced moments of brilliance, and they will be hoping he does the same on Sunday with United in fine form and so hard to break down. 

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