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No need for Hazard: This Chelsea’s predicted line-up can trash Liverpool

Bright Okafor



Sarri endured a slippage of points to West Ham on Sunday when he started similar players with tired legs.

Apart from fans wondering why the 59-year-old manager did not bring in fresh legs in the second half, the likes of Victor Moses, Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas, Palmieri Emerson, Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu would be overwhelmed as well.

Now that his passionate players who’s been impressive in 5 Premier league appearances failed to win the Hammers, we expect a level of professionalism from the Italian man.

Line-up. (4:3:3 formation)

Willy Caballero
The Argentine shot-stopper would return in place of Kepa Arrizabalaga, while Robert Green is expected to be on the bench as the second choice.

We expect Cesar Azpilicueta to sit on the bench and watch the Italian player fight for his position at right-back.

Andreas Christensen
The Denmark international was formidable in defense against PAOK. Many wonder why David Luiz is above him in Sarri’s pecking order. He should start this one.

Gary Cahill

The 32-year-old got his first start due to the injury sustained by Antonio Rudiger last Sunday so we expect him to captain the team to victory.

Emerson Palmieri
For so long we expected Marcos Alonso on the bench but his crawl legs on Sunday may not be needed against the quick feet of the Merseyside. Palmieri should start ahead of him this time.

Cesc Fabregas
Though Jorginho completed most passes so far in the Premier league but Fabregas is more clinical in his passes. We’ve seen the Spanish midfield maestro’s performance in recent years. He’s the last generation of Xabi Alonso, Pirlo and David Beckham. Starting against Liverpool may teach Jorginho one or two things.

Ross Barkley
He had a little share of contribution last week after entering in the late period of the game. We expect to see him start ahead of Matteo Kovacic.

N’Golo Kante
He would have rested the World Cup winner but not in a crux match that could decide their fate and strength. Perhaps he could sit with Fabregas while Barkley steps in front of the duo.

The Brazilian now needs no introduction but is expected to start ahead of Victor Moses once more. However, we expect the Nigerian winger to come right in the second half.

Alvaro Morata.
He started from the bench last week, created a goal-scoring opportunity and would have scored with his first touch of the game against Manuel Pellegrini’s men.

Eden Hazard could be rested ahead of another Liverpool clash by the weekend so we expect Hudson-Odoi to take his place in the left flank.

Formation 4;3;3

Caballero; Zapacosta, Christensen, Cahill, Emerson; Kante, Fabregas, Barkley, Willian, Morata, Hudson-Odoi.

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Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.