Chelsea will entertain Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon hoping to return to winning ways after a disastrous display versus Bournemouth in midweek. Maurizio Sarri has often mentioned that he is failing to motivate his players which would be a cause for significant concern ahead of this crucial league clash at West London.
The Pensioners are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation with Willian coming back to feature in Sarri’s first-team this weekend.
4-3-3 Chelsea Predicted Lineup To Face Huddersfield Town
Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to operate as the goalkeeper for the home team this weekend after conceding four goals in his last outing against the Cherries in midweek. The Spanish goalie will need to put in a much-improved performance at the back if the Pensioners are to bounce back versus the Terriers on Saturday.
The Chelsea boss might choose to start with the defensive duo of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger who would both operate as the centre-backs. They could expect a relatively easy afternoon while up against one of the worst attacks in the Premier League.
Cesar Azpilicueta should retain his place on the right side of the Pensioners backline, but he needs to have more of an impact in the opposition half. Emerson Palmieri should maintain his spot at left-back as the Italy international looks to impress in front of the watchful eyes of the Chelsea supporters inside Stamford Bridge.
The midfield trio of Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante might keep their place at the middle of the park despite putting in a woeful display in the second half of their match against Bournemouth on Wednesday night. Sarri would demand a positive response from his midfielders so the fate of this contest might ride on their shoulders.
Both Eden Hazard and Willian should feature as the wingers in the attacking end of the pitch as they look to create some opportunities for Gonzalo Higuain who will operate as the centre-forward up top.
The Argentine striker was brought into the club so that he can score goals consistently for the Pensioners. However, his debut for Chelsea in the Premier League did not go according to plan as he ended up playing for 65 minutes without threatening too much inside the opposition penalty box.