Kante and Giroud start, Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-2-1) vs Sheffield United – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Chelsea will be aiming to register a third straight Premier League win when they face Sheffield United on the road on Sunday night.
The Blues have impressed under new boss Thomas Tuchel and they have picked up seven points in the last three games without conceding.
They are currently four points adrift of Liverpool, who are occupying the final Champions League spot.
Edouard Mendy has emerged as the Blues’ undisputed starter in goal in the Premier League since his arrival from Rennes last summer. He should keep his place ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger have kept three clean sheets on the trot while playing as the back three. The combination will break with Silva out with a thigh problem. Andreas Christensen should replace him.
Reece James and Marcos Alonso are likely to continue in the right and left wing-back positions respectively. In the midfield, Jorginho has been a regular starter since the arrival of Tuchel. Kante made his comeback following an injury lay-off in midweek with a cameo appearance. He should return to the starting line-up ahead of Mateo Kovacic.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been the stand-out Blues player under Tuchel and he has played in both the right wing-back and attacking midfield roles. He is likely to feature behind the main striker alongside Mason Mount, who has been consistent in creating chances and displaying a tireless workrate over 90 minutes.
Olivier Giroud could be the player to lead the line against the Blades. Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham have started up front in recent games without finding the back of the net. The France international may get the nod tomorrow after being an unused substitute for the last two games.
Predicted Chelsea line-up: Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount; Olivier Giroud
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