Thomas Tuchel will be without Christian Pulisic and N’Golo Kante for the Champions League game against Zenit. However, the German gaffer has plenty of options to choose from.
Option 1: Strongest XI
This is the Champions League, there are no weak teams here, so only the best and fittest players right now should start.
It means Alonso over Chilwell, Christensen over Silva, James at RWB, and Mount and Havertz over Ziyech and Werner.
Predicted XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Havertz.
Option 2: Chance For Under-Used Players
We’re not saying play Barkley and Sarr but the likes of Chilwell, Chalobah, and Loftus-Cheek deserve more time on the pitch.
Zenit won’t offer the pace of the Premier League so it’s a perfect opposition to give game time to Saul.
Predicted XI: Mendy; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Saul, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell; Ziyech, Lukaku, Werner.
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