Chelsea are currently sitting 4th in the Premier League points table after their recent slump in form. The Blues managed to turn around the game against Watford last weekend. Substitute, Michy Batshuayi scored a brace to lift his side to a 4-2 victory.
Antonio Conte has been hit with an injury crisis lately. Kante and Moses are yet to return to the squad. However, the good news is that Danny Drinkwater is available for selection.
The reigning Premier League champions make the trip to Bournemouth in the hunt for three points this weekend. Here is how we expect Chelsea to line up for the Saturday night clash –
Courtois was rested for the midweek Carabao Cup fixture against Everton. The Belgian International is set to make his return between the sticks this weekend.
Azpilicueta put in a horror show at Crystal Palace two weeks back. But the Spaniard has been one of the best performers for the Blues over the course of this season. Cahill and David Luiz are set to retain their spots in the starting eleven as the trio look to protect the Chelsea goal.
Kante is nearing complete match fitness but is reportedly set to make the line-up for this weekend’s Premier League game. Fabregas and Bakayoko will form a partnership to break and create plays for the middle of the park.
Alonso has been one of the bright spots for Chelsea throughout this season. The Real Madrid graduate will be paired with new signing Zappacosta as they look to play the double role in the defence and attack department against the Cherries.
Hazard has completely recovered from the injury that he suffered during the summer. Last season’s Chelsea Player of the Year is expected to put in another brilliant performance to help his side make a move upwards. Pedro will join him and the duo will take the responsibility to create plays for the striker.
No doubt, Morata will be Conte’s leading man unless he pick-ups an injury late on. The Spanish International has made a wonderful start to life in London and the club will be expecting more of the same once again.
Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard