Denmark’s shock XI v Ireland is good for Chelsea star

Ireland v Denmark

The big match on Tuesday night in the 2018 World Cup playoff, second leg between Ireland and Denmark.

Both nations will arrive at the Aviva Stadium full of confidence after a 0-0 draw four days ago.

Hours before the kick off, Danish news outlet BT have revealed that the Scandinavians are set to make two major changes to their line-up.

Good news for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen

Perhaps the biggest shock is that Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen is set to start the game.

The Chelsea defender sat out the first leg, as Peter Ankersen got the nod at right-back instead.

Yet, Andreas Christensen is poised to play in Dublin. It’s believed manager Åge Hareide perfers the Chelsea star, thinking he’ll be better in the air against Ireland’s big weapons from set-plays.


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Yussuf Poulsen to start

In attack, RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen is being tipped to lead the line instead of Nicolai Jørgensen.

Nicolai Jørgensen didn’t pose much of a goal threat to the Irish in the first leg, and to compound matters the Feyenoord forward seemed to be hampered by a wrist injury.

With all that said, Denmark will line up with a 4-3-3 formation against the Irish as follows:

Denmark XI: Kasper Schmeichel – Andreas Christensen, Simon Kjær, Andreas Bjelland, Jens Stryger Larsen – William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen – Yussuf Poulsen, Andreas Cornelius and Pione Sisto.