Jorginho And Kovacic To Start, Barkley Out: Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Sheffield United

Jorginho And Kovacic To Start, Barkley Out: Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Sheffield United

Chelsea’s 3-2 win against Crystal Palace on Tuesday kind of summed up their season. Exciting when going forward but vulnerable at the back.

Blues boss Frank Lampard may, though, decide to go with the same back four for the game against Sheffield United tomorrow, with starts for Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma at centre-back.

Marcos Alonso is unlikely to be recalled due to concerns over his defensive capabilities, so Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to start at left-back with Reece James on the right flank.

The unfortunate injury to Billy Gilmour will likely see Lampard bring Jorginho back in from the cold, and with Mateo Kovacic back fit, the Croatian could come in for Ross Barkley in order to add some more steel to the midfield against the Blades.

Christian Pulisic and Willian are both in scintillating form so neither player is likely to be rested, but there is a debate about who will play up front. Both Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham scored against Palace.

It really is a toss-up between the two but Lampard may opt for the experienced Frenchman against a three-man backline which is known for its physicality.

Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Sheffield United:

Kepa, James, Zouma, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Giroud, Pulisic

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