Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech are set to miss the game against Crystal Palace, while N’Golo Kante is a major doubt. As a result, we decided to leave the trio out of any potential line-up for the Palace game.
Option 1: Last Season’s Finest
This is arguably Chelsea’s best XI on paper without the injured players: with the exception of Kante, this is our starting XI for the Champions League final against City.
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Havertz, Werner, Mount.
Option 2: Tammy and Zouma Recalled to Starting XI
The striker is set to leave Chelsea following Romelu Lukaku’s arrival, and this game could be his last for the Blues. The same applies to Kurt Zouma. Why not give them a start then?
Mendy; Rudiger, Christensen, Zouma; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Abraham, Pulisic