The Blues are set to play in Conte’s favoured (1)3-4-2-1 formation. Courtois should return to the net again, following his return from injury. The defensive line of 3 in front of him could include Azpilicueta, Christensen and Rudiger. Cahill has come under great criticism recently, and Antonio Conte will be desperate to get Christensen back in the defensive line. Moses could play as the right wing-back, with Alonso as left-wing back, although he could make way for another if he is too fatigued to start the match. Kante and Bakayoko could pair up in central midfield, following Bakayoko being suspended for a number of games after a red card in his last game. Willian could play with Hazard as the attackers playing behind Giroud, as Batshuayi is now on loan at Dortmund and Morata, the only other liable option, is injured.
Azpilicueta – Christensen – Rudiger
Moses – Fabregas – Kante – Alonso
Willian – Hazard