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Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face PAOK, Christensen and Morata start


Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face PAOK, Christensen and Morata start

Predicted Chelsea XI vs PAOK

Chelsea will seek to continue their perfect start to the season when they face PAOK on the road in their Europa League opener. Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is likely to make changes for the game with the likes of Eden Hazard and David Luiz left out of the travelling squad.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Willy Caballero has not appeared for the Blues since the Community Shield game against Manchester City but he may likely return between the sticks for the PAOK clash tonight.

In defence, Zappacosta could earn a rare opportunity in the right-back spot with Marcos Alonso on the opposite end whilst Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen could likewise make their first appearances under Sarri at the heart of the backline.

Onto the midfield, Jorginho and N'Golo Kante has been certainties since the start of the campaign and Sarri may not tweak the combination being the first game of the Europa group stage. Alongside them, Ross Barkley may reclaim his position in the three-man midfield with Mateo Kovacic sidelined with an injury.

Further forward, Willian is likely to return to the fray with Hazard left out of the squad. The Brazilian should slot into the right side of the attack with Pedro on the other flank whilst Alvaro Morata could lead the line after featuring from the bench versus Cardiff City.