Chelsea v Bristol Rovers - Just how many changes will/should Antonio Conte make?
Chelsea take on Bristol Rovers tomorrow night in the Football League Cup Second Round and I just ...
Chelsea take on Bristol Rovers tomorrow night in the Football League Cup Second Round and I just wonder how many changes will/should Antonio Conte make for this one? If you ask me it should be at least NINE!
I think we can all agree that the Premier League is the priority this season with the cups being an added bonus. We have to focus all of our efforts on getting back into the top four and if I was Conte sitting down with the Chelsea Board/Roman Abramovich, I would have stated that it would be my intention to play the squad players and some youngsters throughout these competitions.
So to the game and the visit of Bristol Rovers. No disrespect to their Club or their Supporters but this is fantastic chance to give those who have not been involved a run out for ninety minutes in front of the home crowd. It's also a chance for players such as Victor Moses and Michy Batshuayi to start rather than come on from the bench to give Antonio Conte something to think about ahead of Burnley at home on Saturday.
So I would suggest we will see plenty of rotation of the side that started against Watford on Saturday and I would like to see the following starting eleven take to the pitch to face Bristol Rovers:
Begovic, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Miazga, Aina, Cuadrado, Ruben Lofus-Cheek, Chalobah, Fabregas, Moses and Batshuayi.
Juan Cuadrado and Matt Miazga will be dependant on what's happening with their reported moves away from the club. For this one it doesn't matter and would be a good chance for them to get a game. Ola Aina is someone I have been calling for to start down our left to then move Azpi back over to right back in place of Ivanovic.
Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek alongside Cesc Fabregas in the middle pulling the strings for our attackers to hopefully run riot.
What do you people think? Do you see as many changes being made as I predict? Who would you like to see start the game?