Chelsea are presently making ready to host Austrian champions Salzburg the next day night time withinside the Champions League organization stages, that is the club`s very last in shape earlier than the global break.
Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg UCL Round 2
Blues final became out withinside the Champions League towards Dinamo Zagreb who passed them a surprise 1-zero defeat which marked the cease of Thomas Tuchel`s reign with the sack quickly brought to the German coach.
Matthias Jaissle will likely choose a 4-3-1-2 formation with Benjamin Sesko persevering with his hanging partnership along Noah Okafor while Dijon Kameri slots into the superior attacking midfield role.
- Competition: Champions League
- Round: 2
- Stadium: Stamford Bridge
- Temp: 21°C
- Referee: Ivan Kruzliak
- Group: E
Chelsea will stay without key midfielder N`Golo Kante, whose hamstring harm should maintain him out of movement till after the global smash.
With this representing the Blues’ simplest in shape earlier than the global smash after Sunday’s Premier League conflict towards Liverpool become postponed because of policing being required for the Queen’s funeral on Monday, Potter will nearly surely pick out what he considers his most powerful XI at this early degree of his Chelsea career.
It is possibly that he’s going to stay with a three-guy defence, which means that Reece James need to play in his desired wing-again role, with Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella combating for a gap on the other flank. The latter can also additionally win that specific duel for the reason that Potter without a doubt quotes the participant having signed him for Brighton earlier than promoting him to Chelsea for a considerable income in the course of the summer.
In midfield, Jorginho should associate Matteo Kovacic, with Mason Mount, Sterling and Havertz forming a fluid the front three.
Salzburg, meanwhile, have a bunch of harm problems, with Maximilian Wober, Oumar Solet, Kamil Piatkowski, Bryan Okoh, Mamady Diambou, Ousmane Diakite, Samson Tijani, Luka Sucic, Justin Omoregie and Sekou Koita all predicted to be dominated out of the ride to London.
This leaves Strahinja Pavlovic because the club’s simplest suit senior centre-again, which means both Andreas Ulmer or former Brighton guy Bernardo can also additionally need to fit in along Pavlovic in spite of each clearly being left-again’s.
Teenage sensation Benjamin Sesko simplest featured from the bench towards Milan after currently struggling a knock himself, however he need to be handed suit to begin right here having opened the scoring away to Ried on the weekend.
Chelsea expected starting lineup: Mendy; Fofana- Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kovacic; Cucurella; Mount, Havertz- Sterling
Red Bull Salzburg expected starting lineup: Kohn; Dedic, Pavlovic, Ulmer, Bernardo- Capaldo, Seiwald- Kjaergaard- Kameri; Sesko, Okafor