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CHE VS AST: How Chelsea Could Lineup With Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Bettinelli And Sarr Today

As regards the ongoing 2021-2022 campaign, Chelsea will face Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge today, regarding their Carabao fixtures. The Thomas Tuchel's men have been flying high since the beginning of the season, so they are expected to stay unbeaten against the Lions tonight.

Apparently, the Blues are planning to standout in all competitions this campaign, having seen their statistics in the Premier League, Champions League, FA and EFL Cup. Aside from that, they have enough brilliant and experienced players in the team, which means the German manager may not use his standard starting XI today.

In order to rest some players in the squad against Aston Villa. There's a particular way Chelsea could lineup with Ross Barkley, Saul Níguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Malang Sarr and the rest. Of course, these players deserve to play today, because they haven't played a full game in the 2021-2022 campaign. 

Without a doubt, all these footballers are first-team players, based on their experience and potential. However, the Blues' team is a mixture of different talented players, and that's why they couldn't make it to the starting XI. Nevertheless, they deserve to play some minutes today, for other ballers to prepare for the Manchester City clash on Saturday.

Potentially, the formation is well-equipped enough to give Chelsea a massive 3 points, because the Lions may not use their first-team players as well. Having seen Thomas Tuchel's tactical setups lately, he could make this formation defeat Aston Villa.


Since Edouard Mendy is currently absent from the squad due to injury, Marcus Bettinelli should start as a goalie against Aston Villa, because Kepa Arrizabalaga would need to rest to gather enough strength to face Manchester City on Saturday. Of course, the Englishman is such a reliable goalstopper, having seen his performance at Fulham. With the German manager's tactics, Marcus should be able to give the Blues a clean sheet and 3 points. 


As regards the formation of 3-5-2, the centre-back could be occupied by Andreas Christensen, Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah, because the likes of Antonio Rüdiger, Thiago Silva and César Azpilicueta deserve a rest. With that being said, the Danish footballer plays as CB, while the Englishman dazzles as RCB and the Frenchman as LCB. Of course, Sarr has many things in common with Kurt Zouma, so he's able to control the defense line. In addition, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell dazzle as wing-backs. The Blues' left-back obviously deserves to play today, as he's been sidelined many times this season. Having seen the defense setup, Chelsea are open to claiming another clean sheet at Stamford Bridge tonight.


Frankly, the likes of N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic need to rest, having played back-to-back games from the beginning of the 2021-2022 campaign. As a result of that, Thomas Tuchel could go with a three-man midfield, as Jorginho, Barkley and Níguez will play hand-in-hand to subdue the opposing players. Therefore, the Italian magnifico dazzles as a single defensive midfielder, while Saul and Ross play as double No.8. In this situation, Jorginho will be very busy going back and forth in the midfield, while the Spaniard will play as a box-to-box midfielder. As a matter of fact, Chelsea will be able to play accurate outside shots against Aston Villa, because of Níguez and Barkley's presence in the squad. 


Without a doubt, Timo Werner is expected to start against the Lions today, while the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku, Kai Havertz and others need to rest. Having said that, the German forward dazzles alongside Ruben as double strikers, in order to frustrate Aston Villa defenders at the back. Maurizio Sarri once played Loftus-Cheek as a striker during his time at Chelsea, so he's able to play flawlessly along with Timo. Regarding this setup, Werner will use his running ability to beat the opposing players, and create chances for the Englishman to score.

Can Chelsea win against Aston Villa with this lineup today?

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