Chelsea v Watford - All change for Jose Mourinho?
Chelsea take on Watford at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round in two hours time and just a...
Chelsea take on Watford at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round in two hours time and just an hour from now, we will have confirmation that as expected, it's all change for Jose Mourinho this afternoon.
Having admitted recently that he would rest a couple of players and that he would examine the players physical condition before selecting his starting eleven, I believe that as many as eight players could come into the side from the team defeated at Tottenham.
Petr Cech will come in for Thibaut Courtois in goal with Cesar Azpilicueta and Filipe Luis as our full backs. I am expecting Branislav Ivanovic to partner Kurt Zouma in the middle of our defence to make it three changes so far.
Our holding midfield two will be Mikel and Ramires to make it five changes, in for Fabregas and Matic with Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah coming into the side for Eden Hazard and Willian making it seven changes with Oscar playing as our number ten.
Finally, Loic Remy or Didier Drogba will start in place of Diego Costa up front making it eight changes.
Beeney, Cahill, Fabregas, Matic, Hazard, Remy or Drogba (whoever doesn't start) and Willian will be named on the bench just in case we need them.
So to confirm. The team I expect to start this one will be:
Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Zouma, Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Salah, Oscar, Schurrle and Drogba/Remy.
What do you people think?