GK – Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez

Kepa would have been the favourite to start up until earlier this week when it emerged that he was being pursued by both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid on loan.

If the 28-year-old is contemplating his future, Pochettino might decide it is best to select Sanchez instead for the season opener.

There are doubts over whether the £25m signing from Brighton is up to the task of being Chelsea’s number one.

It could well be the case that Sanchez is given an early test to prove his credentials.

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.