After a 2-1 victory over Stoke City and a good lead in the table Chelsea play QPR at Loftus Road. This derby fixture has had some electrifying memories and is never short of a thriller however, majority of the matches being dominated by Chelsea.
Another major talking point is Loic Remy, who visits the Loftus Road after a summer move to the Bridge. The injury list includes midfielder John Obi Mikel and striker Diego Costa out for atleast two weeks. The possible starting lineup would be as follows.
GK: Thibaut Courtois
Despite a howler which allowed Charlie Adam to score an epic goal worthy of goal of the season. The Belgian shot-stopper should make it to the team line-up.
CB: John Terry and Gary Cahill
No points for guessing, the English duo has been tidy at the back and has to make it to the starting line-up. Terry as always with the armband and Gary Cahill goes into the team after some strong performance against Stoke last time around.
LB: Cesar Azpilicueta
The Spaniard has been clean at the back and Azpilicueta makes it to the team. Also, he quoted regarding Felipe Luis:
“In the big teams, there is always competition and the competition helps us to improve. I like the competition and fight for my place every day.” – Azpilicueta said to Marca.
RB: Branislav Ivanovic
The Serbian has been crucial in Chelsea’s successful campaign in the Premier League and is the best right back option available in the Blues squad. So, he makes it to the squad without any qualms.
CM: Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas
The midfielders have got their passing game well and are working as a creative force. Two confirm pickings that Mourinho might put in his starting eleven line-up as Ramires isn’t upto the mark and Ruben Loftus-Cheek still pretty inexperienced to start right away when title is yet to be won.
LW: Eden Hazard
After an assist and a penalty goal last match, the Belgian is riding high on confidence and their doesn’t seem to be any such reason that Hazard would be dropped from the starting lineup. So, a sure shot starter in his conventional left wing position.
Willian has proven himself time and again and has been in Jose’s good books. He is expected to start and capitalize in the right wing position. A good performance is expected from Willian as he has been performing just above average.
The 23-year old has been linked with a departure in the summer due to some mediocre performances but he has done well at Loftus Road and that’s what we always expect from Oscar don’t we? A no. 10 role is where he would be placed and we hope he does well.
The Frenchman would be the centre of attraction tomorrow as he squares off against his ex-club Queens Park Rangers. Remy has been the silent performer and has been doing justice to the bare minimum role he has got. He currently holds the best goals per match ratio in the Premier League and we expect this ratio to get better by tomorrow’s match.
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Edited By: Ankur Bhatt