Following Chelsea’s most recent game against Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino has a solid base from which to build.
Even if they did not win all three points from a valuable position, the Argentine will be pleased by his performance going into the next game.
This Saturday’s action at Stamford Bridge will feature another London derby, as Chelsea welcomes Brentford.
This is The Chelsea Chronicle’s lineup prediction for this weekend’s visit from the Bees.
GK and Defense
Robert Sanchez will start and continue to have the support of his manager despite his mistake and generally difficult performance against Arsenal.
Malo Gusto will start for the remainder of this week at least if he can manage Reece James’ return.
Thiago Silva will start at the back for the tenth straight league game with an extra week to spare between matches.
Levi Colwill, who once again appeared at ease in the midst of defense, will rejoin him.
Marc Cucurella will receive a start on the left in recognition of yet another outstanding performance.
In the center of the park, a revitalized Moises Caicedo will maintain the positions that currently seem to choose themselves.
Enzo Fernandez, who also returned last week from his international assignment in South America, will begin anew.
Conor Gallagher, who has been one of the team’s most impressive players thus far, will lead the team right in front of them.
Cole Palmer will start for the Blues on the right instead of his unusual position as number ten against Arsenal. Palmer has scored two goals in as many games.
Mykhailo Mudryk, who appears to be the player Chelsea signed every single week, will play on the other wing.
Despite making an impression against Arsenal, Raheem Sterling will be benched in favor of Nicolas Jackson, who will rejoin the team as a recognized striker.