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Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Slavia Praque, Giroud and Hudson-Odoi start


Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Slavia Praque, Giroud and Hudson-Odoi start

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Sparta

Chelsea are scheduled to host Slavia Praque in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final tonight.

The Blues currently have the away goal advantage after the slender 1-0 win on the road and they should be favourites to progress, barring a shocking performance at Stamford Bridge.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the undisputed pick for the Premier League and European duties this term and the Spaniard is expected to start in goal for the upcoming clash.

In the defence, Cesar Azpilicueta should slot into the right side of the backline while Marcos Alonso is likely to replace Emerson in the opposite end. In the central defence, Andreas Christensen should partner David Luiz with Antonio Rudiger sidelined with a minor knee problem.

In the midfield, Jorginho and N'Golo Kante are likely to feature from the off, given the importance of the tie. Alongside the duo, Ross Barkley could enter the fray after featuring regularly from the bench for the league duties of late.

In the frontline, Pedro and Hudson-Odoi are likely choices to feature in the wings with Eden Hazard set to feature on the bench. Olivier Giroud should lead the line ahead of Gonzalo Higuain, who has been the preferred pick in the league.