Picking the Best Potential Chelsea Lineup to Face Watford in the Premier League on Boxing Day

Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to face Watford in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

The Blues suffered a disappointing setback on Saturday when they were defeated 1-0 at Stamford Bridge by mid-table Leicester.

Here’s a look at how Chelsea could line up on Boxing Day.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK) – Chelsea’s number one will start between the sticks.

Cesar Azpilicueta (RB) – Azpilicueta has been converted back into a conventional right-back under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri.

David Luiz (CB) – Luiz has been a regular fixture in defence and has missed just one Premier League game all season.

Antonio Rudiger (CB) – Rudiger’s rant after the Leicester defeat is unlikely to jeopardise his spot in the starting XI.

Marcos Alonso (LB) – The Spaniard hasn’t been as influential as usual in the attacking third recently and has only registered one assist since September. 

2. Midfielders

Jorginho (DM) – The midfield metronome, Jorginho has played a vital role for Chelsea this season and is unlikely to be rested.

N’Golo Kante (CM) –  Kante is slowly adapting to his more advanced role in the Chelsea midfield. 

Ross Barkley (CM) – Mateo Kovacic may be rested which will pave the way for Barkley to start.

3. Forwards

Pedro (RW) – Pedro is consistent, if not spectacular, so it would be a surprise if he were to be left out on Wednesday.

Eden Hazard (LW) – Sarri may have to move Hazard back to his preferred role out wide after the Belgian was ineffective up top against Leicester.

Olivier Giroud (ST) – Premier League starts are hard to come by for Giroud, so he will have to make good on the potential opportunity.

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