Chelsea are back in action tomorrow and will be looking to win their sixth match in a row under new head coach Thomas Tuchel.
They’ve managed to climb back into the Champions League positions and they will be looking to firmly place themselves there by getting all three points on Saturday lunch time.
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Tuchel has been addressing the media ahead of the match and confirms that Tammy Abraham will be back in training, Kai Havertz will be in the squad at least after his injury, but Christian Pulisic is suffering a small calf injury and will be missing along with Thiago Silva who is not yet fully recovered from his injury.
Tuchel on injuries: We are very happy that Tammy feels very very good and he is free for training and he is in the squad. Thiago is out for the game, not ready. We have some issues with the calf of Pulisic, nothing big but it feels tight. Havertz can join us in Southampton" #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) February 19, 2021
I believe we will see the 3-4-2-1 formation continue from the off and Tuchel to stick mainly with his winning formula so far.
Edouard Mendy to come back in for Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Havertz could start over Tammy Abraham if he is still not fully right.
Predicted Xl –
(3-4-2-1): Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger. Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso. Havertz, Mount. Werner.