Chelsea don’t have long to wait to attempt to bounce back from a frustrating defeat in the Premier League at the weekend.
Despite dominating for a large majority of the match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday, a stoppage time header from Isaac Hayden gave the Magpies a 1-0 win and all three points meaning that the Blues went home with nothing.
Frank Lampard’s men though quickly have the chance to put things right when they face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge tonight (Tuesday).
There is currently a 10-point gap between the Blues in fourth and Arsenal in 10th place in the Premier League.
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Ahead of the match, fans have been having their say on who they would like to see named in the starting lineup for the match.
Right-back Reece James was a doubt for the match, after limping off with 15 minutes to play vs Newcastle, however, Lampard said in his pre-match press conference that the injury is not as bad as first feared meaning that the full-back could be in contention for the match.
Fans have decided that should he be fit enough, James should be named in the starting lineup in an unchanged backline from the one that played against Newcastle.
The one change from that game that the fans want to see made is in midfield, with Mateo Kovacic coming in for Mason Mount, who failed to impress vs the Magpies.
Kovacic will line up alongside N’Golo Kante and Jorginho in the middle of the pitch.
In the forward positions, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian have been chosen by the fans to again provide service to lone striker Tammy Abraham from wider areas.
Abraham will be looking to stake his claim as England’s first-choice forward ahead of the Euros following the injuries to both Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford.
Chelsea fans’ starting XI: Arrizabalaga; James, Rudiger, Christensen,…