Chelsea XI Vs Sheffield Utd: Confirmed Team News And Predicted Lineup

With N’Golo Kante and Billy Gilmour both out injured, Frank Lampard will weigh up whether to hand Jorginho his first start since the restart when Chelsea take on Sheffield United on Saturday.
The midfielder did well when he came in from the cold as a late substitute in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Crystal Palace and has impressed Lampard with his professionalism.

But Mateo Kovacic is fit again and Lampard will decide on the make-up of his midfield as Chelsea bid to take another step towards securing Champions League qualification.

Chelsea once again showed their soft centre against Palace and Lampard may consider bringing Antonio Rudiger back into his back four.

Fikayo Tomori is close to fitness but he will not be involved.

Kante is out with a hamstring strain and Gilmour has been ruled out for up to fourth months after having knee surgery.

Christian Pulisic will be looking to continue his fine form since the restart.

Predicted Chelsea XI to face Sheffield United (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Christensen, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Barkley, Kovacic, Mount; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic

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