Chelsea can come one step nearer to guaranteeing Champions League soccer subsequent season with a victory on Thursday in opposition to a Manchester United workforce whose personal hopes would in all probability finish in defeat.
A nervous 1-0 win over West Ham retained Chelsea’s snug benefit in the highest 4. The Blues have a seven-point cushion and this sport in hand, so one other victory can be enormous.
Thomas Tuchel remains to be with none massive gamers however hopes to get again some acquainted faces, so here is how he was capable of line up.
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Edouard Mendy (GK) – Tuchel has acknowledged that talks concerning the way forward for Kepa Arrizabalaga will must be held this summer season on account of Mendy’s spectacular performances.
Trevoh Chalobah (CB) – Ended his mysterious exile in opposition to West Ham after Andreas Christensen turned in poor health and proved that he deserves extra minutes.
Thiago Silva (CB) – The veteran defender’s legs could also be shot, but when Chelsea win right here, Silva can get pleasure from a lot of relaxation between now and the top of the season.
Antonio Rudiger (CB) – Rudiger is again in coaching after recovering from an harm and Tuchel might be hopeful of getting him within the beginning lineup.
Reece James (RM) – The similar goes for James, though Tuchel might select the extra skilled Cesar Azpilicueta.
N’Golo Kante (CM) – Mateo Kovacic remains to be gone so there might be no relaxation for Kante at once.
Jorginho (CM) – Ruben Loftus-Cheek has earned extra minutes recently however it’s laborious to assume Jorginho lacking this one.
Marcos Alonso (LM) – Alonso’s drained legs should proceed as a result of there is no such thing as a one to interchange him.
Mason Mount (AM) – United will not be doing properly beneath stress, so anticipate Mount to play a giant function in deciding this.
Kai Havertz (AM) – Christian Pulisic made the winner in opposition to West Ham however Havertz has been Chelsea’s greatest striker in latest months and is possible to retain his place.
Romelu Lukaku (ST) – This is a big match for Lukaku to start out in, however the Belgian modified the sport from the bench final time and hopes to make use of that momentum to start out a brand new bounce.