raham Potter shouldn’t be anticipated to throw new Chelsea signing Joao Felix straight into his beginning line-up because the supervisor prepares for a London derby towards a formidable Fulham aspect.
The ahead on Wednesday joined from Atletico Madrid for the rest of the season, and has educated together with his new team-mates, however Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is anticipated to be handed a uncommon begin.
With Christian Pulisic out for a “couple of months” and Raheem Sterling no nearer to returning, the out-of-form summer season addition ought to associate Kai Havertz in assault.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is in coaching however nonetheless not match sufficient to play after his ankle damage, whereas Ben Chilwell is slowly edging nearer to a return from his hamstring damage.
Chelsea additionally stay with out N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy, Reece James, Wesley Fofana and Armando Broja with a complete of 10 gamers out of their west London derby match.
James is again out working on grass and Kante is doing particular person coaching however they don’t seem to be anticipated again this week with no exact timeframe given for his or her restoration.
Nonetheless, Aubameyang returned from a again damage that saved him out of the 4-0 FA Cup third-round defeat to Manchester Metropolis on Sunday and might be drafted in for his first begin for the reason that World Cup. Felix can be hoping for his first minutes off the bench, ought to the Premier League verify his eligibility for the sport.
The Blues will possible decide an skilled aspect after profitable simply considered one of their final eight Premier League matches.
The Blues are in tenth, 10 factors off the highest 4 locations to qualify for the Champions League and three factors behind their west London rivals within the Premier League desk.
Predicted Chelsea XI to face Fulham: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Kovacic, Mount, Jorginho; Ziyech, Aubameyang, Havertz
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