Chelsea football club will face Real Madrid in the round of the UEFA Champions League fixture.
And this means that Chelsea’s head coach, Graham Potter should try to be more tactical and avoid sentimental selection and substitution mistakes of featuring most of the English players.
Selection of English players will yield to Chelsea’s squad losing against Real Madrid: Every football lover and Chelsea football club fan will vouch that the only English players that are in fine form for Chelsea at the moment are just Reece James, Ben Chilwell, and Wesley Fofana. The likes of Ruben Loftus-cheek, Gallagher, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, and Chukwuemeka are still struggling to find top form and adapt to Chelsea’s style of play at the moment. But it might not be surprising to see the likes of Loftus-cheek or Sterling starting in the UCL clash against Madrid ahead of either Pulisic or Mudryk in the attacking position. Or Gallagher replacing Kovacic in the midfield position during substitution. But the truth remains that the Chelsea squad will lose against Madrid if Potter makes such mistakes against Real Madrid based on the fact that these English players are not performing at the top level at the moment.
Players that are supposed to feature against Real Madrid should be players that are in fine form despite their nationality: Real Madrid can reckon to be the king of Europe owing to the threatening prowess they possess in the Champions League competition. To this, the Chelsea players that ought to play against them should be players that are in top form both in strength, stamina, and in mentality. The likes of Felix, Pulisic, and Havertz who have capable experience should start up for the Chelsea squad.