Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech start while N’Golo Kante replaces Jorginho as Chelsea get set to take on Manchester United in the Premier League at home.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has made some significant changes to his side as they gear up to face off against arch-rivals Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
None of the alterations come in the defensive third of the pitch with Edouard Mendy continuing in goal while Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta features alongside Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger in the three-man defensive unit.
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Callum Hudson-Odoi once again gets the nod over Reece James at right wing-back. But, on the opposite flank, there is a rare start for summer signing Ben Chilwell, who has dropped down the pecking order behind Marcos Alonso since Tuchel took over. Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante form the midfield partnership with Jorginho dropping out.
Up ahead in attack, Mason Mount continues to be an ever-present figure. But there is a change of partners for him in the attacking midfield region as Hakim Ziyech comes into the side at the expense of Timo Werner, who is on the bench. Olivier Giroud starts as the lone striker with Tammy Abraham not part of the matchday squad.
Chelsea Starting Lineup: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Kovacic, Kante, Chilwell, Ziyech, Mount, Giroud.