Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are back in the side while Kai Havertz replaces Romelu Lukaku as Chelsea get set to take on Leeds United.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has made several changes to the side that started in midweek against Zenit St Petersburg for their Premier League encounter versus Leeds United at Stamford Bridge.

The first change comes in goal where Edouard Mendy replaces Kepa Arrizabalaga to reclaim his customary No. 1 slot. Cesar Azpilicueta holds on to his place in the three-man backline for Chelsea, but there are two alterations alongside him as Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger replace Andreas Christensen and Malang Sarr.

Reece James, who started in midfield against Zenit, returns to his natural right wing-back slot while Marcos Alonso replaces Saul Niguez on the left side. There are welcome returns in the middle of the park as both Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have recovered from their respective injuries to start against Leeds United, with Ross Barkley dropping out.

Up ahead in attack, Mason Mount continues in the lineup, as does Timo Werner, who had a fine game in midweek. However, Romelu Lukaku has been dropped to the bench, with Kai Havertz replacing the Belgian international. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic are also among the substitutes.

Chelsea Starting Lineup: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Werner.

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