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Chelsea Possible Starting Line-Up For Their Next English Premier League Match

Top meets bottom in Saturday's Premier League battle at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea and Norwich City prepare to lock horns in the English capital.

The Blues marched to a 1-0 win over Brentford in-game week eight, while Norwich claimed their second point of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Premier League's Big Six are quickly finding out how dogged and determined Brentford can be in front of their fans, and it was no different against Chelsea, but Thomas Tuchel's side ultimately prevailed 1-0 in the West London derby.

Ben Chilwell's peach of a strike after 45 minutes was all that could separate the two sides on the day, and the Blues followed that up with a dominant Champions League performance versus Malmo, as Jorginho netted two penalties alongside goals from Kai Havertz and Andreas Christensen in a 4-0 win.

While Chelsea does not sit atop the pile in their Champions League group, they do lead the way in the Premier League with 19 points taken from a possible 24 and also in the knowledge that at least one of Manchester United or Liverpool will drop points on Sunday.

Sixteen goals scored - at an average of two per game - is not the most prolific record in the top flight, but a mere three conceded at the other end of the pitch typifies the new-found defensive resilience under Tuchel, whose side have also amassed nine goals at home in the league so far this term.

Chelsea will be without Lukaku and Werner due to injury during the Champions League win over Malmo, with the Belgian suffering a twisted ankle while Werner picked up a hamstring strain.

Neither man is expected to cut this weekend, so Kai Havertz could therefore lead the line with support from Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech as Christian Pulisic remains a major doubt.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek could also force his way back into the midfield over N'Golo Kante, while Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah should also be in contention to return to the backline given the hectic schedule.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:

Mendy; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Christensen; James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Havertz

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