Enzo Fernandez and Two Other New Signings Start – Chelsea Predicted Lineup vs Fulham on February 3

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It is the first game after the January transfer deadline which means it’s time for a new-look squad to take the field. This is the Chelsea predicted lineup for their rematch with neighbours and rivals Fulham as some new signings aim to make their mark.

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How Chelsea Have Lined Up Recently

While injuries, signings, and suspensions have caused quite the selection headache, there are some regulars on the team sheet. Kepa Arrizabalaga is the first-choice goalkeeper, Trevoh Chalobah has also earned his spot in the starting lineup alongside Thiago Silva and recent signing Benoit Badiashile.

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Lewis Hall has been featured a lot recently both as a left-back and in midfield, but he may not keep his place in the starting eleven. Jorginho, Mason Mount, Kai Harertz, and Hakim Ziyech are other familiar faces in the lineup, although one has left and Ziyech’s status is up in the air.

Chelsea Recent Form and Tactics

While the 3-4-3 or a slightly altered 3-4-2-1 have been the preferred setup for Graham Potter, he has experimented with a 4-2-3-1 in recent times. Neither formation has yet unlocked the full potential of his team but the versatility is appreciated.

Chelsea Injuries to Consider

Quite a few of the long-term absentees are still unavailable. Edouard Mendy, Wesley Fofana, Denis Zakaria, Armando Broja, Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante are still unavailable for this game. Although Fofana may be ready sooner rather than later.

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On a positive note, Potter has confirmed that Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Raheem Sterling will be back in the squad but won’t play the full 90 minutes.

Chelsea Predicted Lineup

With the current lack of midfielders and defenders rejoining the squad, we predict the 3-4-3 makes a return with the following lineup:

GK – Kepa Arrizabalaga

LWB – Marc Cucurella

CB – Benoit Badiashile

CB – Thiago Silva

CB – Trevoh Chalobah

RWB – Reece James

CM – Enzo Fernandez

CM – Carney Chukwuemeka

AT – Mykhailo Mudryk

AT – Kai Havertz

AT – Noni Madueke