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Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Fulham, Hazard and Pedro start


Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Fulham, Hazard and Pedro start

Predicted Chelsea XI to face Fulham

Chelsea will be eyeing a second successive league win when they face relegation-threatened Fulham on the road in the west London derby.

The Blues maintained their Champions League qualification prospects with the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in midweek, and they are currently three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with a game in hand.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has generally preferred continuity within the team and this may witness Willy Caballero keep his position in goal ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga for the second game running.

Likewise, the backline should remain the same with Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz in central defence while Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso should feature either side of them.

In the midfield, Jorginho and N'Golo Kante are constant figures and the duo are expected to start. However, Mateo Kovacic could be replaced by Ross Barkley as the Englishman should more going forward against a vulnerable Cottagers backline.

Upfront, no changes are likely with Eden Hazard and Pedro primed to feature on the left and right side of the attack while winter signing Gonzalo Higuain should lead the line.

Pedro and Willian have generally swapped positions through the campaign but the Spaniard's match-winning effort against Spurs which included the opening goal, should see him command a starting role.