Tammy Abraham is fit to start while Reece James and N’Golo Kante return as Chelsea get set to take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Frank Lampard has made six changes to the side that beat Hull City in the FA Cup last weekend as Chelsea prepare to lock horns with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Interestingly, one of these shuffles does not come in goal, with Willy Caballero preferred to Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Half of the changes come in defence, with Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta the only player who retains his spot. Azpilicueta moves out to the left-back spot, vacating the spot on the right flank for the fit-again Reece James. James is joined by Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in the starting lineup.
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Up ahead in midfield, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley drop out, with Jorginho and former Leicester City star N’Golo Kante replacing them. Kante and Jorginho have Mason Mount for company in the three-man midfield unit.
Meanwhile, the big news for Chelsea is that Tammy Abraham has been declared fit to start. Abraham will lead the line against Leicester, with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Pedro flanking him, while Willian has surprisingly been left on the bench.
Chelsea Starting Lineup: Caballero, James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kane, Jorginho, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Pedro