This is a Chelsea predicted lineup for their derby with neighbours Fulham in the Premier League. The Blues will be hoping to kick on after a win in the Carabao Cup in midweek saw them notch their first goal in all of September.
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How Chelsea Have Lined Up Recently
Robert Sanchez has been a constant in goal since joining from Brighton & Hove Albion. Levi Colwill, Axel Disasi, and Thiago Silva have lined out in the defense with injuries and suspensions causing Ben Chilwell, Malo Gusto, and even Marc Cucurella to fill the fourth spot.
Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, and Conor Gallagher have operated in the midfield with the Argentine pushing forward to the number ten role as of late. Mykhailo Mudryk has earned a spot on the left with Raheem Sterling everpresent on the right while Nicolas Jackson leads the line unopposed.
Chelsea Recent Form & Tactics
Mauricio Pochettino has used a 4-2-3-1 setup since his arrival at Stamford Bridge and after a strong pre-season, he saw an early dip in the league with his side not getting a win in the competition since a 3-0 victory against Luton on August 25.
A win in midweek marked their first win in any competition in a month and could provide the kickstart needed to spark their campaign into life.
Chelsea Absences to Consider
Ben Chilwell joins the list of players unavailable after leaving the field late in the win over Brighton. He is joined for this game by the suspended Jackson and Gusto, the striker will be back for their next match as this will see out his one-match suspension.
The other names on the injured list are familiar faces at this stage, Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, Marcus Bettinelli, Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku, and Romeo Lavia. Carney Chukwuemeka is fit enough for full training but that doesn’t guarantee a start.
Chelsea Predicted Lineup vs Fulham
With their first choice striker unavailable there is a selection dilemma on hand for the Blues but they do have options:
GK – Robert Sanchez
LB – Marc Cucurella
CB – Levi Colwill
CB – Thiago Silva
RB – Axel Disasi
DM – Moises Caicedo
DM – Enzo Fernandez
AM – Mykhailo Mudryk
AM – Cole Palmer
AM – Raheem Sterling
ST – Armando Broja