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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Man Utd - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Thomas Tuchel has some selection decisions to make
Thomas Tuchel has some selection decisions to make / Robin Jones/GettyImages
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Premier League leaders Chelsea host Manchester United on Sunday afternoon hoping to reaffirm their grip on first place.

Thomas Tuchel has a few injury headaches ahead of this one, but the Blues squad is deep enough that he should be able to manage against a United side stuck in a turgid domestic run of form.

Here's a look at the starting XI the boss could pick...


Chelsea predicted lineup vs Man Utd

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Andreas Christensen
Andreas Christensen could return to the XI / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Edouard Mendy (GK) - Jointly leads all Premier League goalkeepers in clean sheets this season, while his save percentage is also very impressive.

Andreas Christensen (CB) - Chelsea have options galore at centre-back and the Dane could get his first action since before the international break.

Thiago Silva (CB) - Has been one of the first names on the teamsheet in recent weeks, both in the Premier League and Champions League.

Antonio Rudiger (CB) - Has played every minute in the Premier League and Champions League this season bar just one game out.

2. Midfielders & wing-backs

Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Ruben Loftus-Cheek could start in place of N'Golo Kante / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Reece James (RWB) - Four goals and four assists in eight Premier League games this season makes him one of Chelsea's best attacking players.

Jorginho (CM) - Will find out in a matter of days if he has done enough this year to win a surprise Ballon d'Or.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (CM) - Replaced N'Golo Kante against Juventus and the Frenchman is a major doubt because of injury.

Marcos Alonso (LWB) - Likely to see his first Premier League action since the end of September because of Ben Chilwell's partial ACL tear.

3. Forwards

Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi is getting his chance at the moment / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Mason Mount (SS) - Hasn't been the easiest season because of his stop-start availability but should return after dropping to the bench in midweek.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (SS) - Has been getting a good run of games lately and there is no reason why that doesn't continue.

Kai Havertz (ST) - Expected to be back in the lineup after missing the Juventus game in midweek. Romelu Lukaku could also be back on the bench after getting a week of training under his belt.

Read 90min's preview for Chelsea vs Man Utd here.

Read Man Utd's predicted lineup here.


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