Christopher Nkunku And Marcus Bettinelli To Start; Cole Palmer On The Bench: Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Preston

Chelsea may have secured the three points against Luton Town last Saturday, but they nearly threw the game away as their opponents almost mounted a comeback from 3-0 down.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino will try to take the positives from the performance but there is definitely a lot of work to do with this team.

Even so, the Blues will be strong favourites to beat Championship side Preston North End at home in the FA Cup this weekend.

Press the next page as we predict Chelsea’s starting lineup for the match on Saturday evening.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.