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How Chelsea could line up when injured players return.

For the remaining part of November, Chelsea has got three important games to play.

The games are league matches against Leicester City and Manchester United and a crucial Champions League game against Italian giants Juventus.

Ahead of the games, Chelsea will be looking to welcome the trio of Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, and Mateo Kovacic as they were earlier sidelined due to injuries.

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With these players back in the squad, Chelsea's starting XI is expected to take a new shape.

In this article, we'll be looking at a way Chelsea could line up with these players. Let's have a look:


Thomas Tuchel is expected to keep using the three-at-the-back system after the break. As such, he's likely to deploy the 3-4-3 formation.


Edouard Mendy has been very impressive so far this season. As such, he's expected to keep his place between the sticks.


The trio of Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, and Antonio Rudiger is expected to form the three-man backline.

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Mateo Kovacic is expected to return to the starting XI in the central midfield position. The Croatian should form a partnership with Kante.

Reece James and Ben Chilwell are also expected to keep their places.


In attack, Romelu Lukaku is expected to return to his usual position as a center-forward.

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Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi were quite impressive before the break, as such, they could be rewarded with a spot in the wings.

See the illustration of the possible lineup below:

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On paper, this lineup looks like a really good one.

A win is very important for Thomas Tuchel’s men in all these games, as such, there's no room for errors.

Tell us what you think about this lineup in the comments section.

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