Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-3) vs AC Milan, Sterling starts
Chelsea will be facing AC Milan in today's Champions League clash at San Siro. The Blues will be eyeing a fourth straight win in all competitions.
Graham Potter is expected to make numerous changes to the starting XI, having rested many of the regulars in the 3-0 win over Wolves last weekend.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has benefitted from Edouard Mendy's recent injury and has looked assured between the sticks. The Spaniard is now expected to keep his place despite Mendy's return to full fitness.
Thiago Silva was part of the pre-match press conference alongside Potter, and should start tomorrow. Kalidou Koulibaly is another confirmed player in the XI. Trevoh Chalobah could make up the back three.
Reece James and Ben Chilwell were on the bench against Wolves and the former only played a cameo role. Both of them should feature from the right and left wing-back positions respectively today.
In the centre of the park, there could be one change with Jorginho making way. The Italian was far from impressive against Wolves and was easily bypassed by his opponents more than once.
Hence, Kovacic deserves a return to the starting line-up and should be partnered by Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who bagged an assist in the 3-0 win over the Rossoneri at Stamford Bridge last week.
Further forward, it could be the same front three from the reverse meeting against Milan. Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling should line up behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who will lead the attack.
Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-3): Arrizabalaga; Chalobah, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Sterling; Aubameyang.