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CHE VS LEE: Two Chelsea Players That Could Play as a Right-back In James's Absence Tomorrow

Graham Potter during his pre-match press conference today ahead of the Leeds United clash confirmed his team news by ruling the likes of Kante, Thiago Silva, Mason Mount, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Edouard Mendy out of the match. Potter also confirmed that James is doubtful for the game as he has some tightness in his hamstring.

However, here are the two Chelsea stars that could play as right-back tomorrow:

1. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea is blessed with many versatile players and one of them is Loftus-Cheek. The English midfielder can play across many positions in the game. He could play as a midfielder (whether attacking or defensive), winger (on both wings) and as a right-back.

Chelsea ex-coach Thomas Tuchel tried Loftus-Cheek in the right-back position on many occasions last season and It worked out. Just that the midfielder often gets tired on time unlike when he plays his natural position which is at the midfield.

One of the famous matches Chelsea won with Loftus-Cheek as the right-back was the UEFA Champions League second-leg match against Real Madrid (3-2) at Santiago Bernabeu last season. Unfortunately, Chelsea crashed out of the competition by losing 5-4 on aggregate. This shows that Loftus-Cheek could be started as a right-back tomorrow.

2. Trevoh Chalobah

The Chelsea academy graduate had a brilliant season under Thomas Tuchel as his performance was very impressive. He has not played many games this season and for tomorrow's game, he could be called upon to play as a right-back since James is doubtful and Azpilicueta is still out.

Which player do you think Potter should start tomorrow?

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