Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger return to the Chelsea starting lineup as they prepare to take on Malmo in a UEFA Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel has made four changes to the side that started in the 1-0 win over Brentford this past weekend as Chelsea get set to play hosts to Malmo at Stamford Bridge in a UEFA Champions League Group H tie. There are no shuffles in goal, where the in-form Edouard Mendy keeps hold of his spot.
The first couple of changes come in the three-man central defensive unit, where Andreas Christensen is the only player to retain his spot. The Danish international has Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger for company, with Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr making way.
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As for the two wing-backs, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell continue in their positions from the weekend, meaning Reece James and Marcos Alonso miss out again. In the middle of the park, the two other changes come into effect, with N’Golo Kante being accompanied by Mason Mount and Jorginho.
Mount appears set to be a part of a three-man midfield unit, which essentially means that Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku, both of whom continue in the starting lineup, will form the strike partnership again, with Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech providing backup options off the bench.
Chelsea Starting Lineup: Mendy, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Chilwell, Werner, Lukaku