Chelsea head into tomorrow’s game against Manchester City in confident mood. Not many would have predicted Frank Lampard’s side to be above the Citizens at this stage of the season.
The Blues boss does have some selection headaches ahead of the match, though, with the likes of Jorginho returning from suspension and Callum Hudson-Odoi out with a hamstring injury.
Another big question will be whether Reece James will keep his place at right-back ahead of captain Cesar Azpiluceta. Although Lampard does rate the youngster highly, I think he may opt for experience, especially away from Stamford Bridge.
Jorginho’s return will mean a change in midfield. I can see Lampard using a similar midfield to the one that was so effective in the UEFA Super Cup final against Liverpool, meaning Christian Pulisic could drop out (if he isn’t 100% fit) with Mason Mount playing out wide.
With Willian being picked regularly, you would expect the Brazilian to play from the right-hand side, with Tammy Abraham leading the line.
Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Manchester City:
Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Abraham, Pulisic