Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-3) vs Aston Villa, Gallagher dropped
Chelsea will be aiming to return to winning ways when they face Aston Villa in the FA Cup fourth round replay tonight.
The Blues have conceded eight goals in their last two league defeats. The pressure is currently on manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine could go with a back three tonight to provide extra defensive assurance against an in-form Villa attack.
Djordje Petrovic has been brilliant between the sticks since making his debut. The Serbian has helped the Blues avoid further embarrassment in the last few games. He is expected to continue in goal.
Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell could line up in the right and left wing-back positions respectively. We could see Thiago Silva accompanied by Benoit Badiashile and Axel Disasi in central defence.
Further forward, Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo are the best defensive midfielders in the squad. The young duo are lacking confidence, but should still get the nod in the starting XI.
Conor Gallagher could be the player dropped to compensate for an additional defender. The attack is likely to comprise of Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling, who could play either side of Christopher Nkunku.
Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-3): Petrovic; Disasi, Silva, Badiashile; Gusto, Fernandez, Caicedo, Chilwell; Palmer, Nkunku, Sterling.