Predicted Chelsea team: Five changes, £200,000-a-week player starts
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Predicted Chelsea team: Five changes, £200,000-a-week player starts

Chelsea take on Watford tonight looking to strengthen their position at the summit of the Premier League.

The Blues were forced to settle for a draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

Jorginho scored a penalty to ensure a share of the spoils for Chelsea after Jadon Sancho had fired United in front.

Now, the Blues will want to avoid dropping any more points tonight when they head to Watford.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at how Thomas Tuchel could line his Chelsea team up.


The Chelsea rearguard

Edouard Mendy was unlucky not to win the Goalkeeper of the Year award at the Ballon d’Or this week.

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He will keep his place in the Chelsea team and he’s proved an exceptional signing for the Blues.

At the back, it seems unlikely there will be any changes.

Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger should all keep their places in the team.

The engine room and out wide

Reece James has been instrumental this season but he could miss out tonight. Cesar Azpilicueta is on standby to replace him at right wing-back.

Ben Chilwell is nursing an injury and that means Marcos Alonso should be set for a run in the team.

Jorginho also faces a late fitness test and if he doesn’t make it, Saul Niguez could be in line for a start.

The player signed in the summer from Atletico Madrid but the £200,000-a-week player has barely featured.

Alongside him, Ruben Loftus-Cheek should keep his place after performing well against United.

In attack for Chelsea

Mason Mount could return tonight and that would represent a timely boost for Chelsea.

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Kai Havertz will partner him behind Christian Pulisic who could start in attack.

Timo Werner is struggling to be fit, whilst Romelu Lukaku is also still missing from the Chelsea attack.

Here is how the Chelsea team could look tonight:

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