Jorginho & Kovacic In Midfield: 3-4-2-1 Chelsea Predicted Lineup vs West Bromwich Albion
This weekend, the premier league heads to Stamford Bridge for a restart after the last international break of the season. Both Chelsea, who are in fourth position, and West Bromwich Albion, who are in danger of relegation, will desperately need a win.
Les Bleus are also very successful in two other competitions. They have qualified for the last eight Champions League games and the FA Cup semi-finals.
Meanwhile, the West Brom side and their manager Sam Allardyce are hoping for a miracle by the end of the season for a chance to stand.
Chelsea team news
N’Golo Kante is not in contention and is also a doubt for the game against Porto. Jorginho, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi came back from the internationals with minor concerns and will be assessed before the match.
Thomas Tuchel will be relieved to see Tammy Abraham and Thiago Silva again at training camp, fit and available.
Chelsea’s planned roster against West Bromwich Albion (3-4-2-1)
After a dental intervention which saw him miss the international matches, Edouard Mendy will take the start and keep the Chelsea goal.
Tuchel will go with his three trusted central defenders to Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger. All three have been essential in this unbeaten run, which means Thiago Silva may have to wait for his chance.
Reece James and Marcos Alonso are probably the full-backs of the Chelsea formation. The duo are expected to contribute to both the offensive and defensive aspects of the game.
We will likely see Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in the central midfielder of Chelsea’s roster. The technically gifted duo will need to keep possession of the ball and try to create openings for attacking players against a team that will be sitting in the back of their half of the field.
Mason Mount has shown great form in international matches and if he is fit he will be one of the first names on the squad sheet. He is expected to start two behind the Chelsea striker.
Timo Werner had a tough time with Germany last week and is hoping for a boost in confidence against the modest Baggies.
He is likely to team up with Mount while Kai Havertz could keep his spot up front even if Tuchel has a choice between more conventional options.