Higuain to be dropped? – Predicted Chelsea line-up to face Huddersfield in the Premier League

Chelsea are a wounded beast after their rather incredible hammering at the hands of Bournemouth. The 4-0 thumping greatly puts us in danger of missing out on the top four even though we started the season brightly.

Maurizio Sarri has to get the team on track with Arsenal and Manchester United being in decent form. The Blues started with Gonzalo Higuain leading the line against the Cherries, and he could make some changes in the blunt attack.

The Terriers are struggling to pick up points in a bid to avoid relegation, and we should still start as favourites for the win. Anything less than three points will heap more pressure on Sarri, and the Italian should make a few changes to the back-line.

Predicted Chelsea XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)

The Spaniard was beaten four times in the previous game and needs to do a bit better to keep Huddersfield from scoring.

Marcos Alonso (LB)

It was a bit of a surprise seeing Emerson play ahead of Alonso, however, the Spaniard should return as our left-back.

Andreas Christensen

Andreas Christensen (CB)

David Luiz had a horrible outing, and we should replace the Brazilian with Christensen.

Antonio Rudiger (CB)

Rudiger should just about keep his place in the team after the walloping against Bournemouth.

Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)

Cesar should be another player to stay in the team as most of the goals came from the left-hand side of the defence against Bournemouth.

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Ross Barkley (CM)

There could be a small change, with Mateo Kovacic being replaced with Ross Barkley.

Jorginho (CM)

The Italian isn’t having a great season after a bright start and needs to improve his game.

N’Golo Kante (CM)

Kante struggled as an attacking midfielder against Bournemouth, and it will be interesting to see if Sarri sticks with him in this position.

Eden Hazard (LW)

There is no doubt we have to start with Hazard and hopefully, he puts up a quality performance on Saturday.

Willian (RW)

Pedro should be another player facing the axe, with Willian starting ahead of the Spaniard.

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Olivier Giroud ST)

Higuain didn’t have a great Premier League debut to speak about, and Sarri could replace him with Giroud.

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