Chelsea Predicted Line-up Against Arsenal: Eden Hazard To Start


 Sunday is what is known in the English Premier League as the  Super Sunday and this one does not only bring together two big teams in the English League but also the two biggest clubs in London, so it is also the London derby.

The two teams are currently separated by 19 points on the English Premier League table with Arsenal sitting on top of the table while Chelsea struggle to get out of the bottom half of the table.

However, this might be inconsequential on Sunday as the match promises to be a crunch match especially with both teams having rested some players and both teams expecting one or two players back in the team for the match.

The Blues manager Guus Hiddink may not have lost any match since he took over the reins which is a good sign but he has also only been able to win just 2 out of the 6 matches he has led the Blues to and will want to ensure his team does all they can to get a victory against Arsenal on Sunday.

This should therefore be his line-up for Sunday if he hopes to win the match against Arsenal.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will start in between the posts for Chelsea as he is undoubtedly the best the Blues have and will be hoping to at least keep a clean sheet against Arsenal.

Defense

The Chelsea defense has been poor of recent and Hiddink knows he cannot leave them like that against the Gunners attack as they have allowed a whopping 5 goals in just their last two matches and this is just not good enough so Hiddink might have to drop struggling Branislav Ivanovic at right-back and replace him with Cesar Azpilicueta while John Terry will retain his spot in the heart of defense especially after his saving goal against Everton last weekend and will have to be paired with Kurt Zouma who has been doing well with Baba Rahman likely to complete the back four at left-back.

Midfield

Nemanja Matic might be dropped after his poor outing against Everton and Mikel will likely start beside Cesc Fabregas in the centre of the pitch with Oscar playing in front of them at the attacking midfield role.

William will undoubtedly keep his right-wing role while Hazard who is said to be back in training might just be forced to start the match against Arsenal on Sunday as he could very well be the difference in the match. Although, he should not be rushed back but Kenedy might not be good enough for such a match and Pedro is just not in a good form at the moment.

Striker

The sole striking position will be left to none other than Diego Costa. Although he was injured against Everton but there are a few choices available, so he will have to be forced to play with the knock and expect to knock in one or two goals without getting into a fight at least.

 

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