Chelsea’s starting XI is expected to be a rotation form the damaging loss to Tottenham at the weekend, with CFCnet’s predicted Chelsea line-up vs PAOK including a full sweep of changes in the defence.
Just like previous Europa League games, players like Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill are expected to partner up at the back in place of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger.
Eden Hazard is ruled out with injury and even if he wasn’t, the Belgian shouldn’t be playing this game, and should be kept fresh for the Premier League campaign.
Notable inclusions vs PAOK include Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Pedro, both of whom can stake a claim to being starters in the league in the coming weeks after a disappointing results to Everton and Spurs.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is another who doesn’t need to play against POAK but will all but certainly be given the nod – Willy Caballero must be wondering when he will get another opportunity between the sticks for the Blues.
Probably the one change which is the least likely is the inclusion of youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi. The fans would like nothing more than to see the exciting winger get a shot in the starting XI here, especially so since Chelsea have qualified from the group. However, Maurizio Sarri has had opportunities do so in the past, but hasn’t take the chance to do so. CFCnet hope that may change in tonight’s confirmed line up vs PAOK.
Confirmed Chelsea Line Up vs PAOK
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defenders: Davide Zappacosta, Gary Cahill, Andreas Christensen, Emerson.
Midfielders: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley, Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Striker: Olivier Giroud.
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