Chelsea’s efficiency versus West Brom on Saturday epitomised the timeless cliche ‘a game of 2 halves’ after they recuperated from being 3-0 down to salvage a draw, and was not perfect preparation heading into their Carabao Cup tie with Tottenham.
Thiago Silva had a debut to forget after being captured out in ownership, leading to Callum Robinson’s second strike of the day. The 36-year-old centre-back was handed the captain’s armband on his first appearance, but it’ll be a day he’ll want to rapidly move on from.
Three academy graduates saved a point for Chelsea regardless of their huge summer season of costs, as Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham struck for Frank Lampard’s side. They’ll be looking to construct on their second-half efficiency in Tuesday’s London derby with a location in the Carabao Cup 5th round at stake.
Edouard Mendy (GK) – Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped for the match at The Hawthorns and has actually seen his prospective irreversible replacement get to Stamford Bridge in a £22m move from Rennes. Mendy might be set to make his debut at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Chelsea stay in desperate need of defensive stability.
Cesar Azpilicueta (RB) – The Spaniard came on at the period on Saturday and played a essential function in the Blues’ revival. The club captain steadied the sinking ship that was Chelsea’s defence and offered an assist for Mount, who kick-started the resurgence.
Kurt Zouma (CB) – Zouma was left out of the starting XI versus West Brom to make room for Silva but is anticipated to return to action versus Spurs on Tuesday.
Thiago Silva (CB) – With Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori linked with loan relocations away from Stamford Bridge, Silva might be handed the opportunity to make amends for his frustrating debut earlier than he would have anticipated.
Ben Chilwell (POUND) – Chelsea are enthusiastic that Chilwell has actually recuperated from a heel injury that’s kept him out of action because his £50m move from Leicester City in the summer season. Marcos Alonso was carried off at half-time on Saturday, and Lampard will be eager to get his brand-new acquisition up to speed as rapidly as possible.
Jorginho (DM) – Lampard chose versus his normal pairing of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in the center of the park in their 3-3 draw and might have been left regretting it. The Italy international divides viewpoint amongst Chelsea fans, but his lack was felt in the first 45 minutes last time out, and he’s anticipated to be brought back to the starting XI.
Ross Barkley (CM) – The 26-year-old midfielder played no part in the last Premier League fixture and for that reason is a most likely prospect to feature from the off in the upcoming Carabao Cup clash.
Mason Mount (CM) – Mount played the most amount of minutes for Chelsea last season and has played every minute of the present project as well. He’s plainly a preferred of the management at Stamford Bridge, and it would be a surprise to see him on the bench regardless of the hectic schedule.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (RW) – The teen came off the bench at half-time and scored a exceptional goal versus West Brom to provide Chelsea hope. Lampard was extremely delighted with the winger’s efficiency, and he need to be rewarded with a location in the starting line-up versus Tottenham.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (LW) – Although Loftus-Cheek has actually been linked with a loan move after being left out of Lampard’s last 3 matchday teams, the 24-year-old might be handed one last chance to show he should have a location in west London this season.
Olivier Giroud (ST) – Giroud has yet to start in 2020/21, and with Tammy Abraham scoring in his last 2 appearances, the Frenchman makes sure to feature in the Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday.