Chelsea welcome Newcastle to Stamford Bridge this Saturday, though Magpies supervisor Rafa Benitez’s welcome will not be a heat one because of his historical past with the Blues.
The west London aspect can be trying to proceed their advantageous run once they face the Toon this weekend, having gone unbeaten of their final six Premier League clashes.
Right here is how Antonio Conte might line his aspect up on Saturday lunchtime.
As at all times, the Belgian will begin in purpose for Chelsea as he faces no actual competitors from these round him on the membership.
Cesar Azpilicueta was given a well-earned relaxation on Wednesday night and is ready to retake his place within the Blues again line.
With Conte almost certainly trying to rotate, Cahill will lose his place within the aspect and with David Luiz injured, Andreas Christensen and Wednesday night time’s match winner Antonio Rudiger are set to retain their roles within the aspect.
Victor Moses has been out for a while however could possibly be in line for a beginning function on Saturday forward of Davide Zappacosta. The Nigerian featured throughout the week and could possibly be prepared to start out, whereas Marcos Alonso will proceed on the left-hand aspect.
Chelsea opted to play Three-Four-Three on Wednesday in opposition to a defensive Swansea aspect and can possible play the identical manner on Saturday. Final season’s Premier League Participant of the 12 months N’Golo Kante is without doubt one of the first names on the team-sheet, whereas Cesc Fabregas appears set to get the nod to start out subsequent to the Frenchman within the center.
Eden Hazard was partially rested in opposition to Swansea and is ready to come back again into the Chelsea aspect this weekend.
Alvaro Morata’s glowing kind has dropped off a bit of since bagging a purpose and an help in opposition to West Brom a fortnight in the past, however the costly summer season signing will get nearly as many possibilities as he wants to interrupt his two-game Premier League drought.
Willian, in the meantime, has come off the bench to affect video games in current weeks and can possible be rewarded with a begin.