Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has handed Willy Caballero a rare start on the final matchday of the 2018-19 Premier League against Leicester City.
Chelsea have opted to bench first-choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for their final Premier League game of the season against Leicester City. In place of the Spaniard, 37-year-old stopper Willy Caballero gets the nod in what will be just his second league appearance of the 2018-19 campaign.
There are changes all across the pitch after the Blues’ UEFA Europa League semi-final clash against Eintracht Frankfurt, with Davide Zappacosta getting the nod at right-back, while Marcos Alonso features on the opposite side. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta moves into the heart of the defence alongside David Luiz, with Andreas Christensen dropping to the bench.
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Jorginho retains his place in the middle of the park for Chelsea, as does academy product and in-form player Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Mateo Kovacic though, misses out, with Ross Barkley getting the nod in his place.
Star man Eden Hazard, who was named the club Player of the Year, has been named among the substitutes, with manager Maurizio Sarri opting to start with Pedro and Willian as his two wide players. Gonzalo Higuain is preferred over Olivier Giroud as the lone striker.
Gary Cahill has been left out of the squad completely by Sarri, with 18-year-old reserves’ defender Marc Guehi getting a call-up among the subs.