Begovic, Ake And Terry To Start! Chelsea Predicted Lineup To Face Brentford In The FA Cup
FA Cup 4th Round; Saturday, 28th Jan; Stamford Bridge; KO: 3:00 pm BST (8:30pm IST)
In his first year as a manager in the Premier League Chelsea’s Antonio Conte is close to making history as his side are currently 8 points off Arsenal at the 2nd place to stand at the top of the Premier League table. The Blues will however, turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend when they face Brentford in the 4th round of the competition. The Blues beat Peterborough in the previous round comfortable to set up this tie and Conte will hope that his side can finish the work off in the first leg to move into the next round. Conte will know that he will have to put in a decent side to fulfill his requirements and he is expected to start a strong side for this game. Here is the predicted lineup that Antonio Conte might field for this game.
The manager revealed today that Chelsea have no injury issues ahead of this FA Cup tie at the weekend and that he has a fully fit squad to choose from for this game.
Expected lineup (3-4-3):
Though linked with an exit recently, Begovic, is the cup keeper for Conte and should start this FA Cup tie at the weekend.
The Spaniard has been one of the best players in his position this season in the league and Conte should stick with his for this game.
The skipper of the side, Terry, has not been used regularly in the league but is expected to start this game against Brentford.
The youngster is still finding his feet in the league coming back recently from a lengthy injury but he will get his chance to get back into action this weekend in this game.
One of the most exciting players in the academy at Chelsea, Aina, is expected to start this game as a right wing-back on the night.
Another youngster who has been superb when given the chance, Chalobah, is also expected to start this game in the midfield for Chelsea.
Not the first choice anymore in the league for Conte, Fabregas, will great chance to prove his worth to the manager this weekend.
Having come back to Chelsea just this month, Ake, is expected to play a role for Conte this season and should start this game as a left wing-back for Chelsea.
The Brazilian has not been able to break into the first team after returning from injury and a good performance in this game might help him get his place back in the Premier League.
Another player who is extensively linked with an exit this month, Loftus-Cheek, is yet to sign a deal with any club and is expected to get a start this weekend.
Giving Diego Costa some much needed rest, Batshuayi, should get back into the starting XI in hope of making an impact on the FA Cup for Chelsea.
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