Injury-Ravaged Chelsea Lineup Prediction vs Newcastle United for November 12

Chelsea lineup

In an interesting twist, this game comes about with Newcastle United in the top four with their opponents occupying a Europa League spot. What will the Chelsea lineup be as they attempt to regain some form ahead of the World Cup break?

Chelsea Lineup Prediction for Top-Six Clash with Newcastle

How Chelsea Have Lined-Up Recently

Injuries have left Graham Potter with very few options in certain areas of the pitch. Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly are almost guaranteed to start but beyond that, the English manager has been known to chop and change in an attempt to find his best eleven.

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Lewis Hall impressed in midweek which could see him stick around but it’s unlikely he starts again.

Chelsea Recent Form and Tactics

Chelsea have fluctuated between a 3-4-3 and a 4-3-3 in recent games. Injuries to wing-backs Ben Chilwell and Reece James have reduced the effectiveness of the 3-4-3 and other variants, but the 4-3-3 leaves the team frail at the back.

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The Blues are without a win domestically in their last five games and they have gone almost an entire month without a League win.

Chelsea Injuries to Consider

Well, where to start? The current injured list at Stamford Bridge is extensive. Kepa Arizabalaga, Wesley Fofana, Chilwell, James, Carney Chukwuemeka and N’Golo Kante are all absent which has wreaked havoc on the first team. Jorginho is also a shoulder shrug for this game.

There’s almost no way of knowing what this side will look like at its best under Potter due to the onslaught of injuries since his appointment.

Chelsea Predicted Lineup

We think there’s a chance that the 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 rears its head with three central defenders fit. Our predicted lineup is as follows:

GK – Edouard Mendy

LWB – Marc Cucurella

CB – Kalidou Koulibaly

CB – Thiago Silva

CB – Trevoh Chalobah

RWB – Cesar Azpilicueta

CM – Mason Mount

CM – Mateo Kovacic

CM – Ruben Loftus-Cheek

AT – Kai Havertz

AT – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

AT – Raheem Sterling

Current Odds: Newcastle United vs Chelsea

The home side come in as the favourites with SkyBet with odds of 5/4. The away side is trailing just behind with odds of 21/10.