Hudson-Odoi decision, Ziyech recall, Mount starts - Predicted Chelsea XI to acting Fulham
Thomas Tuchel may well rotate heavily this weekend with one eye on the Champions League semi modern second leg censure Real Madrid subsequent week
Thomas Tuchel cede retain dished out the clichés of “not looking recent the successive game” with Real Madrid looming on the horizon next week but Chelsea set about have another pastime to gain through first.
The Blues transact on struggling Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday sunset with former Chelsea midfielder Scott Parker returning to his former bastinado in the protest dugout this weekend.
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Chelsea scarcity to have up their momentum for a peak four soil by beating their west London rivals this weekend while Fulham, who are seven points off safety in 18th, are in forceful absence of three points to claw back Brighton & Hove Albion with five games of the season to go.
Tuchel c at his pre-match work conference with both Mateo Kovacic and Antonio Rudiger ruled out through injury.
Kovacic is tranquillity sidelined with a hamstring query for the sixth game in a noise while Rudiger picked up a issue in the dying moments of the 1-1 master with Real Madrid.
The leader coach may well be tempted to delay a few of his stars ahead of the huge final leg secure condemn Real in midweek in the Champions League, with the tether delicately poised after the 1-1 master in the Spanish chief on Tuesday night.
The likes of N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Jorginho and Mason Mount could well be handed a weekend off with the Los Blancos entertainment in attitude but, of course, Tuchel won’t wanting to impair his element too many as the Fulham clash is still one the Blues dearth to win.
So, how could the home plane potentially lineup for the parallel on Saturday evening?
may well opt to torch Kepa in goal for this one, resting Edouard Mendy for Wednesday night but that pair choosing won’t be at the prime of the stress list, unless Tuchel deems it too risky to show his character one.
In defence, Reece James, Cesar Azpiliceuta and Thiago Silva entrust probably be rested with Wednesday in mind, so Kurt Zouma is in queue for a identify alongside Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
At left wing-back, a sarcasm needs to be made over Ben Chilwell, who has reclaimed the amount one spot in the position ahead of Marcos Alonso, who could inspire this weekend.
As previously mentioned, may well be rested but it’s a tougher offer with Jorginho, especially if Mateo Kovacic is still ruled out through injury. Tuchel bequeath desire to reuse Mason Mount as well so that increases the chances for Billy Gilmour. Then again, Chelsea tranquillity dearth to own their crystallize up.
Up front, Hakim Ziyech should provoke having missed out castigate Real Madrid in midweek while there could besides be a thumping sporadic inspire for Tammy Abraham, who has failed to convince Tuchel he can sway Chelsea’s salvo since the German arrived. Timo Werner calm needs goals notwithstanding and could equally earn the nod this weekend.
Likewise, Callum Hudson-Odoi is pushing for a place after dropping down the pecking order subsequent his decent start to life subservient the German commander coach.
Predicted Chelsea team: Mendy; James, Zouma, Christensen, Silva, Alonso; Jorginho, Mount; Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Werner.