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Chelsea team news & predicted line-up vs Leicester City

Chelsea Team News

  • Out: Thiago Silva, Édouard Mendy, N’Golo KantĂ©, Armando Broja
  • Doubt: CĂ©sar Azpilicueta, Mason Mount

Chelsea boss Graham Potter will be hoping for a massive uptick in results in the wake of the Blues’ Champions League reversal against German giants Borussia Dortmund after a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in midweek, seeing the club advance to the quarterfinals of the competition.

A weekend clash at the King Power Stadium against out-of-sorts Leicester City will present the club with a great chance to set right their three-match losing run on the home front, but will still be made to contend with a cadre of absentees for the tie.

Armando Broja has been ruled out for the rest of the season on account of an ACL injury but the club’s winter spending has already addressed his long-term absence. Brazilian veteran Thiago Silva remains sidelined with a knee injury, while N’Golo Kanté and Édouard Mendy are also laid up in dry dock and unavailable for selection. Spanish right-back César Azpilicueta, and Cobham academy product Mason Mount are both facing late assessments before Saturday’s clash away from the capital, but even if passed fit, are unexpected to feature in the XI.

Predicted Chelsea XI

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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