alidou Koulibaly is unavailable for Chelsea as they put together to face Brighton at Stamford Bridge today.
The 32-year-old shall be out for “weeks” after injuring his hamstring within the 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid and can due to this fact miss the second leg subsequent week. Koulibaly will seemingly get replaced for the conflict with the Seagulls by Benoit Badiashile.
Frank Lampard is able to ring the modifications in opposition to Roberto De Zerbi’s team, regardless of their lofty place within the Premier League desk. It’s simple that the Blues have half a watch on the midweek Champions League second leg in opposition to Real, given the consequence will both make or break the season.
At Cobham on Friday, Lampard confirmed that he shall be making modifications this weekend guarantee these on the fringes of a bloated squad get their likelihood to impress.
He stated: “They can’t all play, the maths doesn’t work. So I believe over the interval I’m right here, first I need to win soccer matches as a result of we’re Chelsea and that’s what’s anticipated by us and the followers.
“Secondly I need to be a part of a course of on this interval the place gamers have a chance in the event that they practice properly. If they should play they get a chance on the pitch they usually present what they will do.
“So tomorrow shall be a chance for gamers who didn’t play within the Champions League or on the weekend to come back in, as a result of it’s a recreation after we completely want freshness and vitality.”
N’Golo Kante is prone to be rested in opposition to Brighton, giving Conor Gallagher an opportunity in midfield. Mason Mount may begin his first match in over a month having returned off the bench on the Bernabeu, whereas Thiago Silva could also be given a relaxation.
Lampard is prone to keep on with Kepa Arrizabalaga regardless of Edouard Mendy pushing to switch him in objective.
Predicted Chelsea XI: Kepa; James, Fofana, Badiashile, Chilwell; Gallagher, Enzo, Mount; Sterling, Havertz, Mudryk