Chelsea face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon hoping for a positive away result. The away team will lose 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener, while the away team lose to Tottenham Hotspur 2-1.
Chelsea’s new manager Graham Potter A 3-4-3 formation is likely to be chosen; however, he is expected to make some changes for the upcoming games as Thiago Silva is expected to return to the starting XI.
3-4-3 Chelsea’s planned line-up against Fulham
Eduardo Mendy is expected to start in the next clash. The Senegalese goalkeeper hopes to perform well on Saturday and ensure a clean sheet.
Thiago Silva is set to start at the heart of the Blues’ defence, with Kalidou Koulibaly set to play as left centre-back. Wesley Fofana will play at right centre-back.
Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic are expected to feature in midfield, with the former occupying a more central position. The pair will look to dominate the midfield course.
Mark Cucurella will likely start at left-back with Reece James at right-back on the other flank. The pair are expected to extend Chelsea’s attack into the opposing half.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will have to sit on the bench, but he can be brought in later in the game if needed.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mason Mount will fill the attacking midfield role. The pair will be determined to create clear scoring chances for the striker.
Raheem Sterling could lead Chelsea this weekend. The 27-year-old striker is looking to find the back of the net against a Fulham defense that have conceded seven goals in their last four league games.
Christian Pulisic could make an appearance within forty-five seconds.