Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v West Brom

It is something that is yet to happen so far this season, but who would be in Chelsea’s strongest team should the Blues players all be fit and raring to go?

Constant niggles and players not at their fullest has been the theme of the season and Antonio Conte has rarely had the chance to field his strongest team on a regular basis.

During the campaign, the Italian has tried to use a 3-4-3 once again several times, but in the bigger matches the 3-5-2 has been used to some good effect at times, for example the superb 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid.

With the three in midfield, Chelsea have been able to dominate the middle of the park more, as they did at Wembley against Spurs, but there is sometimes an issue up front.

The lack of the extra man as you would have in the 3-4-3 can often mean that going forward the Blues are a little bit lacking in creativity, however if Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard are really ticking then it can work.

But the way to stop the lack of creativity in the middle of the park can also be to play Ross Barkley and Cesc Fabregas there, just ahead of N’Golo Kante.

That would offer protection to the back three, while the forward duo of Morata and Hazard should get the service that they would need.

At the back, Gary Cahill’s lack of pace seems to be an issue, meaning Antonio Rudiger should get the nod, while it’s an easy choice to start Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Our best Chelsea team: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Barkley, Hazard, Morata.

What team would you start with if everyone was fit? Let us know in the comments box below

9 Comments

  1. Youth set up: Blackman, Ampadu, Christensen, Clack-salter, Sterling, Baker, Loftus-cheek, Kennedy, Musonda Jr, Abraham, Boga. with Hudson- odoi to spare…

  2. Caballero>Azpi>Luiz>chritensen
    Moses>Fabregas>Kante>Kenedy
    Willian>Morata>Hazard
    subs: Barkley for Fabregas
    Musonda for Willian
    Giroud for Morata

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