Chelsea predicted the line-up against Malmö


Chelsea will be sure to keep in shape when they travel to Sweden to take on the Champions League group H-whip boys Malmö.

The Blues have scored ten goals in their last two Premier League matches and have beaten Southampton in the Carabao Cup since defeating Tuesday’s opponents on matchday 3, but Thomas Tuchel has several absences to deal with this time.

This is the start-XI that the German will most likely use …

Chalobah competes for a fresh start / Robin Jones / GettyImages

Edouard Mendy (GK) – One of the leading contenders for this year’s Yashin Trophy, Mendy’s rise to superstar is a truly remarkable story.

Cesar Azpilicueta (CB) – After a while on the sidelines, Azpilicueta is ready to return to the defense. If he is selected, he will make his 65th Champions League appearance.

Andreas Christensen (CB) – Christensen has come by leaps and bounds since Tuchel’s arrival and with his contract negotiations he will be eager to prove his worth.

Trevoh Chalobah (CB) – Chalobah’s appearance as a first player this season has been as gratifying as it was unexpected. Thiago Silva played last Saturday, so he should get the nod here.

James is in great shape / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / GettyImages

Reece James (RWB) – James can not stop scoring at the moment with the English national team player who has scored four goals already this season, as well as three assists.

Jorginho (CM) – Jorginho is in the conversation about Ballon d’Or 2021 after a fantastic year. He is at the center of everything good that his side does.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (CM) – Given the deadweight at the start of the season, Loftus-Cheek has found a new life recently. It’s unbelievable that he could have kept Saul Niguez out of the game.

Marcos Alonso (LWB) – Ben Chilwell has established himself as a first choice in recent matches but Alonso still has a lot to offer and should start.

Havertz should move forward / Ian MacNicol / GettyImages

Callum Hudson-Odoi (RW) – With Mason Mount sick and Christian Pulisic just back from injury, Hudson-Odoi should start in a nominal right-wing role.

Kai Havertz (ST) – Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are both sidelined, so Tuchel has no choice but to continue with Havertz as his center-forward.

Hakim Ziyech (LW) – After a lightning-fast pre-season, Ziyech has struggled to impress. The competition for places is fierce in the Chelsea team so he has to start proving his worth.

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