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How Chelsea should line up vs AS Roma

Antonio Conte has a tough decision to make!

Feature 31 Oct 2017, 22:44 IST

Chelsea Training Session
Chelsea Training Session

Chelsea travel to AS Roma today in the Champions League. The Blues can seal their spot in the next round with a win tonight and Antonio Conte would be hoping for just that.

The Premier League side have a few injury issues in the squad and the manager has limited players to gamble with. Should they seal their progress today, the Italian will have the freedom of getting the youngsters to start in the last 2 games and give the seniors their much-needed rest.

This is the 3rd time Chelsea are visiting AS Roma. They won the first game 4-1 but were beaten 3-1 the 2nd time they went to face the Serie A side.

The last time they played there was in November 2008 when Chelsea were managed by Luis Felipe Scolari. Deco was sent off that night in a team that saw the likes of Terry, Bosingwa, Drogba, Joe Cole, Lampard etc take the field for Chelsea.


The main concern for Chelsea fans was the fitness of N'Golo Kante. The Frenchman has been missed a lot on the pitch and Conte has some news for the fans:

“Kante has trained with us. It’s very important in this moment to speak with the player, and his sensation is very important. I was a player and I know very well after an injury, above all a muscular problem, a bad injury, it’s very important to listen to the player, to find out his sensation and then make the best decision for him and the team. For sure tomorrow we try to make the best decision.”

Victor Moses is still out but rest of the squad are fit to make the matchday squad today.


Starting XI: Thibaut Courtois; Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Gary Cahill; Cesar Azpilicueta, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Marcos Alonso; Pedro, Alvaro Morata; Eden Hazard.

Andreas Christensen, Davide Zappacosta and Cesc Fabregas are expected to be on the bench along with Willian, N'Golo Kante, Michy Batshuayi and Willy Caballero.

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