Leicester City vs Chelsea predictions: Chelsea line-up
After a rather intense semi-final, Chelsea have made it into the finals of the Europa League. They will face Arsenal in the finals a few days before the Champions League final. But at the moment, with the final game of the Premier League still left, this is what they need to concentrate on.
A win would ensure that they finish in third place and finish one point ahead of Tottenham. However, they have to win to ensure their place and Leicester City are not pushovers. They showed that when they faced Manchester City, with Guardiola and his men needing a Vincent Kompany stunner to save their title race.
It showed the fight and ability that the Foxes have at their disposal and that is something that the Blues really need to keep an eye on.
Antonio Rudiger is possibly out for the season (Evening Standard). Willian started the first-leg but the issue is N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman could be out for the season (Independent) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek cramped out of the second-leg against Frankfurt.
Barring that, Maurizio Sarri has a fairly fit squad at his disposal, with the exception of Marco Van Ginkel, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu.
Probable Chelsea XI
Manager: Maurizio Sarri
Kepa Arrizabalga (GK)
The Spaniard has played nearly every single game this season and will continue that trend.
Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)
The club captain, the Spaniard has to be one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Andreas Christensen (CB)
The Dane has done well recently and should be able to see the season out as their main centre-back.
David Luiz (CB)
The Brazilian has found a place at Chelsea and should keep his place in the lineup barring any injuries.
Marcos Alonso (LB)
Emerson played well in the second-leg and Marcos Alonso should replace him for the final Premier League game.
An everpresent sight on the Chelsea teamsheet, the Italian’s performances have been improving.
Ross Barkley (CM)
He replaced Loftus-Cheek in the second-leg against Frankfurt and was very impressive, showing signs of returning to his pre-Chelsea form.
Mateo Kovacic (CM)
With N’Golo Kante injured, the Croatian will have to take his place and did well against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Willian returned and started the second-leg against Frankfurt, thus the Spaniard should return to the team-sheet.
Gonzalo Higuain (CF)
He walked on in the second half and did relatively well after coming on. Fans will be hoping he does well.
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Eden Hazard (LW)
The Blues’ talisman. The Belgian has to finish the season on a high.