Chelsea are set to face Hungarian side Vidi at Stamford Bridge tonight, and manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to make a number of changes for the Europa League game.
Coming off the back of a doubleheader against Liverpool, the Blues will likely rest a few players ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton.
In yesterday’s pre-match press conference, Sarri said he was keen to see as many of Chelsea’s first team squad in action, stating he is weighing up whether to start Eden Hazard or Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The Italian was also effusive in his praise for Cesc Fabregas, hinting that his display against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup was enough for him to get a start ahead of Jorginho for the “regista” position in the side tonight.
In other areas of the pitch, Sarri is likely to make sweeping changes to the back four, while Alvaro Morata will likely be given another opportunity to get himself out of a poor run of form.
Kepa is expected to stay in goal after playing in the first group game against PAOK Salonika. Here is our predicted eleven for tonight’s game:
Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson
Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Barkley
Moses, Morata, Hudson-Odoi