CHELSEA host Swansea in midweek – but will Antonio Conte shake up his winning formula?
ntonio Conte will be tempted to use his full Chelsea squad in the coming weeks – but how much will he change for the visit of Swansea?
Willian scored a terrific goal at the weekend against Liverpool, and it could have fired him into contention for a start in the midweek fixture.
Conte faces a conundrum in midfield with several options all vying for starting spots following the form of Cesc Fabregas and return of Danny Drinkwater.
David Luiz’s exile looks set to continue despite the fixture pile-up, leading to big questions over his Chelsea future with the transfer window approaching.
Conte may opt to rest a few key men given Swansea’s relative lack of firepower. Wing-back Victor Moses is available following a six-week hamstring injury absence and could well start on the right flank.
Striker Michy Batshuayi (ankle), forward Charly Musonda (knee) and the left-sided Kenedy (undisclosed) remain out.
Chelsea starting XI (Vaishali Bhardwaj): Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Moses, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Morata, Hazard
Swansea starting XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Van Der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson, Mesa, Ki, Carroll, Renato Sanches, Ayew, Bony