The Blues have a difficult week ahead of them as they have to consider the second leg of their Champions League semi-final second leg clash against Real Madrid while aiming to maintain their 3 point lead in 4th place this weekend.
Following a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid, Chelsea will enter the second leg with an away goal advantage. However, before that game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, the Blues would have to deal with Fulham in the league first, with some rotation necessary for the game.
Thus, we bring to you the possible way the Blues could line up against their fellow Londoners on Saturday.
How Chelsea Could Line Up Against Fulham, From Defense To Attack
Thiago Silva absolutely needs to be rested after playing two consecutive physical games against West Ham and Real Madrid. So, Kurt Zouma could make an appearance in place of the Brazilian.
Christensen and Rudiger will have to continue, while Cesar Azpilicueta also needs taking a well-deserved rest.
Elsewhere in the wing-back roles, Ben Chilwell, who has been excellent could be been given a rest for Marcos Alonso to come in, with Reece James starting on the right.
With N’Golo Kante up and running everywhere against Real Madrid the last time out, the Frenchman shouldn’t be played too much this weekend as he will be instrumental for the Blues in the second leg.
Hence, in his absence, starting teenager Billy Gilmour alongside the consistent Jorginho could be a good idea for Chelsea.
Our most reliable man in the final third in Mason Mount though has an incredible engine but the youngster needs to be given some time off also to avoid burnout. But thankfully, the Blues have quite enough riches in attack and Tammy Abraham could finally start this weekend with Timo Werner given some time out of the side.
Hakim Ziyech could come in for a start, while the goal scorer in the first leg against Real Madrid Christian Pulisic saved for the second leg.
Possible Chelsea XI In Full Against Fulham
Mendy, Rudiger, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso, Jorginho, Gilmour, James, Ziyech, Havertz, Abraham.