Conte Makes 2 Key Changes: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Leicester

Chelsea will look to make it three wins on the bounce when they take on Leicester City at the King Power on Saturday afternoon.

Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is certain to keep his place between the sticks this weekend unless he picks up a late injury.

Defence: Conte will continue to be without skipper Gary Cahill as he completes his three-game ban so Antonio Rudiger should continue at the back.

I think we’ll see Conte stick with the defence that helped secure a 2-0 win over Everton before the international break so Cesar Azpilicueta should continue alongside David Luiz with Andreas Christensen among the substitutes.

Midfield: Tiemoue Bakayoko is pushing for a recall as he’s now considered to be 100% match fit following his knee injury so Cesc Fabregas could make way for the Frenchman this weekend.

N’Golo Kante is certain to keep his place in the middle of the park while Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses are expected to once again start in the full-back positions.

Midfielder Danny Drinkwater and full-back Davide Zappacosta completed moves to Stamford Bridge on deadline day but places on the bench are probably the best they can hope for on Saturday.

Attack: Eden Hazard is back in contention after recovering from a broken foot so the Belgian international is expected to come back in to the attack this weekend.

Willian is the man most likely to make way after enduring a long-haul trip back from South America following his exploits for Brazil so Pedro should keep his place.

Alvaro Morata is also expected to lead the line up front once again with Michy Batshuayi among the subs but Diego Costa won’t be involved as he’s still refusing to return to London from his exile in Brazil.

Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:
Courtois|Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta|Alonso Kante Bakayoko Moses|Hazard Morata Pedro

More Breaking News:

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard won’t be at the level he was last season – Thibaut Courtois

The Belgian could feature for the Blues on Saturday when they travel to Leicester in the Premier League.

Hazard has recovered from ankle surgery but Courtois thinks it will take his Chelsea team-mate time to get to his top level of performance.

“He is ready, he is doing well and is ready to play,” the goalkeeper said to Sky Sports.

“But we cannot forget he was injured for four months, he had surgery.

“You cannot expect – if he plays on Saturday, which is up to the manager – if he gets minutes you will see his quality but maybe he is not at his top form like he was last season and you cannot forget that.

“You have to go little by little I think. We are excited to have him back and I was happy to have him on the pitch with me against Gibraltar and Greece.

“I hope we can see the best Eden Hazard very soon.”

Courtois also opened up on Chelsea’s transfer window and thinks in the end the Blues did good business.

“The market now is a bit crazy,” he added.

“Really high prices for players who maybe don’t have that value. It makes it hard for teams to buy players for the right price.

“But after all I think Chelsea did a good job and I think we have a good squad to face the season.”

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