Chelsea will welcome Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge this Tuesday night as they focus on securing a victory in front of their home fans in the Premier League. The Blues find themselves in eighth place on the league table, so they will be desperate for a positive result versus the Cherries next week.
Graham Potter will set his players up in a 3-4-2-1 formation and is expected to opt for a strong first team for this clash. Kai Havertz will probably get the nod to lead the line for the West London club on the attacking end of the field.
3-4-2-1 Chelsea Predicted Lineup To Face Bournemouth
Kepa Arrizabalaga will operate in between the sticks for the Blues as he looks to keep a clean sheet at home. Potter could name a back three of Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva and Trevoh Chalobah as they try to keep things solid on the defensive end of the field throughout the 90 minutes.
Wesley Fofana is a significant concern ahead of this game as he continues to recover from a knee problem ahead of this league contest.
Cesar Azpilicueta will be available for selection on the bench as he provides cover for the defensive positions.
Jorginho and Denis Zakaria will anchor the midfield for the Blues as they look to dominate the game at the centre of the park and engineer some decent chances in the final third.
Lewis Hall could get a chance to impress as the left-sided wide player while Reece James looks to catch the eye on the other side as the right wing-back. James is a slight doubt for this game as he is recovering from a knee injury.
Carney Chukwuemeka will have to pass a late fitness test if he wants to make the bench for Chelsea next week.
Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling could get a chance to make a difference as the free-flowing, attacking midfielders. Both of them will be responsible for creating some inviting chances for Chelsea in the final third.
Kai Havertz will spearhead the West London club’s attack up top. He will have to find a way to cause a few headaches for the Bournemouth centre-backs this Tuesday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have to be content with a spot on the bench but might come on to influence the game in the latter stages if the Blues are in need of a goal by then.