Chelsea have somewhat invigorated themselves since the sacking of the Special One and are yet to lose a game under the new manager Guus Hiddink. They have slowly grown in confidence and will take on the Baggies at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The manager opted for a relatively strong squad in the FA Cup tie and will have to start his best XI to get a result from this game.

It is expected that Chelsea will make up to 4 changes to their starting line-up in-order to try and take all three points from this game. Belgium winger Eden Hazard is still out injured and will not find a place in this team. Here is the strongest line-up Chelsea can field against the Baggies:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Goal Keeper:

Thibaut Courtois:

Begovic was given a chance against Scunthrope in the FA Cup and was not bad but will find himself drop to the bench as Courtious will return in between the post for the Blues.


Branislav Ivanovic:

After signing a new contract with the club, the right back will be raring to go and give his best against het Baggies on Wednesday.

Kurt Zouma:

Zouma has slowly started to settle into the Chelsea back four and has replaced Cahill as a regular in the starting XI under Guus Hiddink.

John Terry:

Providing all the experience needed at the back, John Terry will once again start at the heart of the defense for the Blues against the Baggies.

Cesar Azpilicueta:

The left back has been one of the brightest players for Chelsea this season and will play an important role at both ends of the field at the Bridge.



Cesc Fabregas:

The Spaniard has looked a different player under Hiddink and has slowly provided the stability in the middle that Chelsea expect of him. He will start in the mid-field area on Wednesday.


The defensive mid-fielder was superb in his last outing for Chelsea and will have to ease the pressure off the back for by staying strong in the mid-field.


The best player for Chelsea this season, Willian will once again be deployed on the right wing where he will try to use his pace on the counters for the home team.


The Brazilian has failed to impress this season but has got the backing of the new manager. He will get another chance to prove his worth when they face the Baggies.


The ex-Barcelona winger has not really been able to make an impact on the team and will hope to put in a good performance on the left wing for the Blues.


Diego Costa:

Costa has also improved immensely since the departure of the Special One and has looked a dominant force up ahead. He will surely trouble the visitor’s defense on Wednesday.




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