Manchester City, Manchester United and arsenal aren’t playing this weekend because of the League Cup final, so the Blues will be itching to keep the pressure on at the top of the table in their absence.

But they welcome a resurgent Swans side to Stamford Bridge, who have proved to be a tough oppponent for Chelsea over the past couple of seasons, having drawn two and lost one in their last three meetings.

In good news though, Antonio Conte has no major injury concerns ahead of the top flight contest.

Here is the team we think Antonio Conte could pick for the game:

Goalkeeper

The Blues boss is expected to make plenty of changes to his starting eleven after resting some of his key for last weekend’s FA Cup win at Wolves. Thibaut Courtois has been suffering from gastroenteritis but the Belgian international is expected to recover to replace Asmir Begovic between the sticks.

Defence

David Luiz was given the weekend off last time out in order to rest his niggling knee injury but the Brazilian international has been managing the pain for several months so he’s expected to come back in to the side on Saturday.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill are also set for recalls with John Terry, Kurt Zouma and Nathan Ake all making way despite keeping a clean sheet last weekend.

Midfield

Conte is certain to bring N’Golo Kante back in to the starting eleven after he was given a well-earned breather last time out while Nemanja Matic is also in-line for a recall after not even being named in the squad against Wolves.

Therefore, Nathan Chalobah and Cesc Fabregas will make way but Victor Moses should keep his place on the right while Marcos Alonso is expected to come back in on the left side of midfield.

Attack

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa both started against Wolves and they are likely to keep their places in attack this weekend while Pedro could move back in to a more advanced role after playing out on the wing last time out.

Willian is the man most likely to make way so the Brazilian attacker will join the likes of Michy Batshuayi and Fabregas on the bench.

 

 

  • SHARE

    Related Posts

    Watch: MS Dhoni Takes Fans Back To The Famous Night At Wankhede

    Wankhede and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trademark helicopter shot is one of the best combos in Indian cricket history. It was the very shot and...
    Jonny Bairstow, Ashes 2017-18, Batting Order, Number Six, Australia Vs England, Ben Stokes, Bristol Fight,

    Ashes 2017-18: In Ben Stokes’ Absence Jonny Bairstow Ready to Bat at Number Six...

    England middle-order batsman Jonny Bairstow is ready to bat up the order for the visiting side if under investigation would not be available for...

    Arjun Tendulkar Bowls to Kohli in the Nets Ahead of the Opening ODI in...

    Arjun Tendulkar who is better known as the son of iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at least as of now was seen bowling to the...
    Mithun Manhas | IPL |

    Mithun Manhas Joins Bangladesh U19 As Batting Consultant

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has roped in the Indian domestic stalwart Mithun Manhas as their batting consultant for the U-19 team. Manhas has already...

    Rohit Sharma Delighted to Start ODI Series at His Home Venue

    Team India after crashing Australia by a 4-1 margin in the ODI series is now gearing up for yet another dominating performance, this time...