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Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Leicester

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Chelsea produced what was arguably the performance of the weekend on the opening day of the season, playing some scintillating football en route to beating Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor.

The Blues’ second game is also against a newly-promoted team, as they face off against last Leicester City on Saturday, in their first game at Stamford Bridge this season. Manager Jose Mourinho is expected to go with the same XI that came out victorious on Monday night. As the saying goes, ‘Why make changes to a winning side?’.

Chelsea sit top of the table after Gameweek 1, and many expect them to remain there come the end of the season.

Mourinho once again has a fully-fit to choose from. Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, who had debuts to remember for the Blues, will both provide the major attacking threats again. Andre Schurrle, scorer of Chelsea’s second goal on Monday, is once expected to start and keep Willian on the bench. Eden Hazard and Oscar will be looking to get off the mark as soon as possible. The goalkeeping position, subject to a lot of discussion lately, is once again expected to be filled by Thibaut Courtois.

There are though, a couple of changes that Chelsea may be tempted to make. With the game being played at home, there may be a debut for left-back Filipe Luis, who played regularly in pre-season but didn’t feature against Burnley. Whether Mourinho decides to play him from the start or bring him on after a comfortable lead has been established remains to be seen. Club legend Didier Drogba too, will surely be give a run-out at some point in the game in his first game back at the Bridge.

schurrle fabregas Possible Chelsea Starting Line Up Against Leicester

Opponents Leicester proved that they were no pushovers when they came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw against Everton. Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa, who scored on debut, looks their best bet of netting a goal at Stamford Bridge. The Foxes’ manager Nigel Pearson knows though it will be his team’s defence, rather than attack, that will determine how well they fare at the home of one of the best teams in the league.

Here is the predicted Chelsea starting XI for the match:


Prediction:

Chelsea 4-0 Leicester City: If Chelsea get off to a fast start, this game could turn out to be a rout. The Foxes showed character to earn a point in their opening game, but the class of Chelsea all over the pitch should be too hot to handle for a team full of Premier League first-timers. The Blues look good to continue their winning start, and should they manage  a big victory, they will surely remain at the top of the table.

Comments (16)

  1. wat is mikel still doing at chelsea they should let him make for better players

    • Stupid, what a dump question? I bet you can’t kick a ball yourself.Mikel is probably the most underated & in fact disrespected footballer alive.He’sa great player.I mean his record speak for him.

  2. chelsea 5-1 Liencester

    • Man Eden Hazard Will Do His Magic Tomorrow Dispite His Poor 2nd Half Perfomance Against Burnley On Monday And For Me Oscar Is Not A Ten He Should Start On The Bench For Chelsea Tomorrow Saturday

  3. Are u morinho? Why are u asking what mikel is doing at chelsea, morinho knows the best that is why he still keep him

  4. Honestly…I don’t think mikel is useful 2chelsea anymore they got ramires, matic nd van ginkel now fabregas is also playing the holding role dis guys are good at at keepin d ball, defendin nd goin forward. I don’t c where mikel Fit in there.

    • ya mikel should go on loan some where else..he s too slow and very risky for back passing !!

  5. whr s does mildfielders wen mikel plays final champions league, see small boy chelsea ga alot of matches 2 play,matic can nt play a season footbal both league nd champions league

  6. Mikel is not improving,he lacks attacking threat and he has played in chelsea for the past 7yrs with the same game style…4get about sentiment. You can’t compare him to Fabregas,Ramires and the in form Matic who is improving every day by day

  7. Please let mikel go cause him and nigeria

  8. The person who should leave chelsea is Torres considering his high salary and low contribution on the pitch.I think Mikel is an asset.

  9. Guys, in cas any of you actually remember Mikel’s record, you’ll know that he only scored ONCE in his entire Chelsea Premier League caeer,which in my opinion is a disgrace pour a professional footballer even though he is a defensive mdfielder, I don’t think any player deserves to play at such a high level if your incapable of netting, stand(-alone give the defenders better netting stats then a midfielder. You think mourinho is keeping him? He may also be having trouble SELLING him because as you can see,he plays ten minutes once every 7 games…

  10. Relatively,mikel is still relevant to chelsea team now.At least,he can still be used as a back up to matic or ramires

  11. YEAH MIKEL IS NOT improving i think the person who can leave is van ginkel tha mikel because can he useful for defending and remember premier has a lot of game such as capital FA AND EPL.

  12. Mikel is still relevant in a way. There is d case of injury, red card suspension, lost of form among others. So, mikel can be useful whenever any of the aforementioned occur tu d players dat play in his position. I fink d big question is; can he still up his game? If no, then he should find somwhere else or be happy in the bench as long as chelsea did not pursue him