Chelsea’s Kalidou Koulibaly has turned out to be a new injury concern for the Blues’ Champions League Group E match with Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday evening..
The Senegal international missed out on the game with Manchester United at the weekend because of a knee problem, which Graham Potter claimed was “not too bad”, though he won’t recover in time because of this one.
N’Golo Kante is additionally fighting back again from a hip problem, while Wesley Fofana and Reece James continue to be out there with ankle injuries, along with Potter could be forced into a tactical change..
After starting from the off having a rear three against Man United, Potter rapidly got rid of Marc Cucurella from the first XI, and a backside four might be preferable here, with Koulibaly absent.
In this particular case, Cucurella might be very likely to lose his spot, with Trevoh Chalobah, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, and Ben Chilwell keeping their positions in front of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Mateo Kovacic was activated first at the weekend following a similarly fast introduction against Brentford, though Potter has emphasized he must carefully manage the Croatian’s minutes because of a knee issue..
Consequently, Conor Gallagher might be chosen in the starting line up to replace Jorginho and Ruben Loftus Cheek, while Mason Mount ought to maintain his place even with being a single booking away from a European ban.
Because Potter seeks to finish the qualification as fast as possible, Raheem Sterling also can count on another start, although Kai Havertz’s fresh legs might be preferred to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang at the front.
What’s the probable starting lineup for Chelsea? Kepa; Chilwell, Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Silva, Chilwell; Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Jorginho, and Loftus-Cheek Sterling, Havertz, Mount, Sterling
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