How Chelsea Could Line-Up For PL Opener Vs Crystal Palace With Key Players Still On Holiday

Euro 2020 ends on July 11 – six days after Chelsea are scheduled to start preseason ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.

When the competition started, the Blues had as many as 17 players representing them at Euro 2020. Following eliminations, that number has been trimmed down to seven with the Quarterfinals set to begin on July 2.

Thus, with the likes of Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Jorginho, Emerson, Michy Batshuayi, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Reece James still in the tournament, we take a look at how Thomas Tuchel could set up his team for the season opener against Crystal Palace on August 14.

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Below is how Chelsea’s starting XI could look like based on the players who should be available for selection at the start of August.

GK: Edouard Mendy

CB: Kurt Zouma

CB: Thiago Silva

CB: Antonio Rüdiger

LW: Marcos Alonso

DMF – Mateo Kovacic

CAM – N’Golo Kanté

RWF– Hakim Ziyech

AM – Kai Havertz

LWF– Christian Pulisic

CF – Timo Werner

Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel is expected to play a back three in his first game of the season. What do you think?

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