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Chelsea team news & predicted line-up vs Fulham

In this piece, we take a look at the latest Chesea team news ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash with Fuham.

Chelsea enjoyed the craziest January transfer window of all time as they signed eight new players and spent £290 million.

The Blues spent more than the rest of the Premier League combined and more than all 78 Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 clubs combined.

Now, Graham Potter is tasked with making it all work and the first game following the close of the window is against Fulham.

101 Great Goals takes a look at the west London club’s team news against the Cottagers…

Chelsea predicted line-up vs Fulham

Enzo Fernández

Considering Chelsea’s issues in central midfield, Enzo Fernández is likely to come in straight away into Potter’s line-up.

The Argentine signed for the Blues on deadline day in a deal worth £105 million.

Reece James

Reece James is set to be back in the squad for this Friday’s match.

The defender will likely be very cautiously managed having suffered another injury on his last return.

James has now missed 15 games this season due to a knee injury.

Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell is in the same situation where he is set to be eased back into the team.

The 25-year-old has been missing with an ACL injury.

With Marc Cucurella and Lewis Hall both available, there is no rush to bring him back.

Wesley Fofana

Wesley Fofana is close to making his long-awaited return from injury.

The Frenchman is yet another Chelsea player who has been missing games with a long-term injury.

He has been sidelined since the start of October with a knee injury.

Denis Zakaria

Denis Zakaria is due back next week as he recovers from a thigh injury.

The Swiss international was putting together a strong run of games before suffering the injury.

As mentioned, given Chelsea’s issues in midfield, his return could be important for Potter.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling is about two weeks away from making his return.

He has been sidelined with a thigh injury.

The forward is likely to return for their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on February 15.

Édouard Mendy

Édouard Mendy remains someway from returning to action as he reco0vers from a wrist injury.

Kepa Arrizabalaga will keep his spot in the team as the number one.

João Félix

João Félix will be available for selection after Friday’s match against Fulham.

Having been shown a straight red in the reverse fixture, he has served two of his three-match ban.

Christian Pulisic

Christain Pulsic is expected to return from a knee injury next month.

The US international went off injured against Man City last month.

N’Golo Kanté

N’Golo Kanté also remains one month away from finally being available for selection.

The 31-year-old has had a torrid season plagued by injury.

He has made just two appearances all season.

Armando Broja

Armando Broja is out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.

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