Chelsea travel to Swansea this Sunday in search of their fourth Premier League win in a row. Antonio Conte’s men can be optimistic about their chances of leaving the Liberty Stadium with all three points as the hosts’ form is far from perfect.
The Welsh side has lost their last two league games, whereas Chelsea haven’t dropped a single point yet.
The Chelsea players have quickly gotten used to Conte’s tactics and requirements, so the Italian manager is unlikely to make any changes to his starting eleven.
Here is the predicted line-up Antonio Conte can opt for against Swansea.
Goalkeeper – Thibaut Courtois
The Belgium international started Chelsea’s first three games of the season and also featured in Belgium’s two games during the international break. He’s clearly Conte’s first-choice goalkeeper and will definitely keep his place in the starting eleven.
Left-back – Cesar Azpilicueta
The 27-year-old was an unused substitute in Spain’s 8-0 win over Liechtenstein on September 5th, but is an important part of Conte’s starting eleven and will surely keep his place in the team.
Central defenders – John Terry and Gary Cahill
Despite the return of David Luiz from PSG last week, Conte is likely to continue with the English duo at centre-back. Breaking up a winning team is never a good idea.
Right-back – BranislavIvanovic
The 32-year-old versatile defender has started all games so far and is likely to keep his place against Swansea, but Conte could look to play Marcos Alonso on the left and Azpilicueta in his favoured right-back role soon.
Central midfielders – N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic