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Chelsea predicted lineup vs Norwich - Premier League

Tom Gott
Chelsea will be back in league action
Chelsea will be back in league action / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages
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Chelsea will have to do without both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner when Norwich City come to town on Saturday.

The pair both suffered injuries last time out against Malmo, leaving Thomas Tuchel with more than a few problems to solve when it comes to his lineup.

Here's how the boss could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Andreas Christensen
Christensen is growing from strength to strength / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Edouard Mendy (GK) - Mendy had a quiet evening against Malmo and will expect something similar here.

Cesar Azpilicueta (CB) - He's impressed at right-back recently, but Azpilicueta should be free to return to centre-back.

Andreas Christensen (CB) - After finally scoring his first Chelsea goal, Christensen will be feeling on top of the world, and rightly so.

Antonio Rudiger (CB) - Probably shouldn't have started against Malmo but came through unscathed and looks to be free from his back injury.

2. Midfielders & wing-backs

Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Loftus-Cheek should return / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Reece James (RWB) - James is back from an ankle injury and just waiting for his chance to return to the starting lineup.

N'Golo Kante (CM) - After 65 solid minutes against Malmo, Kante looks fresh and capable of starting again here.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (CM) - Dropping Jorginho after he scored two penalties seems a bit harsh, but Loftus-Cheek has been sensational in recent weeks and should get the nod.

Ben Chilwell (LWB) - Chilwell put in another impressive showing last time out and looks to have wrestled the position away from Marcos Alonso.

3. Forwards

Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi
Havertz will start up top / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Callum Hudson-Odoi (RW) - With Werner injured, there could be space on the left wing for Hudson-Odoi, who will hope to use this game as a turning point in his career.

Kai Havertz (ST) -
Back to false-nine Havertz for Chelsea, who are pretty slim on numbers up top now that Lukaku and Werner are both out.

Mason Mount (LW) - The energy Mount brings on both sides of the ball was abundantly clear against Malmo and Tuchel shouldn't hesitate to stick with him here.

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