Chelsea will play another game on Sunday, this time against our London rivals West Ham United.
So Chelsea plays West Ham at 4.30 p.m. UK time coming Sunday. Sky Sports will broadcast the event live in the United Kingdom.
West Ham drew 1-1 with Bournemouth in their first game, thanks to a late equalizer from Dominic Solanke.
David Moyes had them lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation which is ironically what Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred line-up is.
We saw Mauricio Pochettino line up with a back three against Liverpool, and that drew the same 1-1 result.
Chelsea played well in that game and were unlucky not to win it after largely taking control of the game. West Ham will be completely different opponents but Chelsea will fancy themselves in this one despite being away from home.
It’s hard to know what Pochettino will go for, but I am going to predict that he stays with the same formation at least, but we do now have a couple of new additions to bare in mind!
So, with that in mind, here is my predicted lineup for Chelsea to face West Ham:
3-4-2-1: Sanchez; Disasi, Thiago Silva, Colwill; Gusto, Enzo, Caicedo, Chilwell; Mudryk, Sterling; Jackson.
I think Moises Caicedo will come straight in to start alongside Enzo
(Mouthwatering). Romeo Lavia will only have trained once, so I see him starting on the bench and then when he does start, Pochettino moving to more of a 4-3-3, or back to a 4-2-3-1 with Enzo playing ahead of Caicedo and Lavia but more of a deeper 8 rather than the 10.
I feel Pochettino might bring Mykhailo Mudryk in for Carney Chukwuemeka. I don’t know why, I just have that feeling.
Malo Gusto will have to start at right wing-back because it appears that Reece James has sustained yet another injury, which is quite frustrating.
I’m optimistic about getting all three points on Sunday, especially following a strong effort against Liverpool last weekend.
Of course, none of these games will be easy, but there is a sense of optimism in the group right now, and the inclusion of Caicedo in midfield for us should be an even bigger lift for everyone involved, as well as adding quality beside Enzo.