We don’t have a lot time to discuss the 5-0 win at Wrexham, as a result of we’ve one other recreation arising simply three days later!
Simply because the clock strikes midnight on Saturday/Sunday this weekend within the UK not less than, Chelsea might be kicking off in opposition to their superb buddies, Brighton!
The place will Moises Caicedo be? That’s the massive query.
It is a pre-season pleasant, however there may be about to be nothing pleasant about this recreation! Chelsea followers and Brighton followers have been constantly bantering over current months about quite a lot of issues that began with Marc Cucurella final summer time. Then there was Graham Potter, Levi Colwill, and now Caicedo!
I need to see some BIG tackles going on this weekend lads!
Mauricio Pochettino might be drumming it into his gamers how a lot more durable this recreation might be from Thursday morning. He’ll need to see enhancements and no sloppy giveaways. Sure it’s a pleasant, however we’ve momentum to construct and confidence to maintain up.
Will Pochettino go together with a barely extra skilled staff because of the above? Or will we see him persist with his phrase of giving primarily kids an opportunity to step up? Solely time will inform, however beneath I’ve had a crack at a predicted Xl regardless…
I believe we’ll see a barely stronger beginning Xl with among the ‘senior’ gamers coming again in. Trevoh Chalobah was drained within the final recreation and Thiago Silva wasn’t fairly proper, however I believe Thiago and Levi Colwill may come into the beginning again line this weekend, with Ian Maatsen given an opportunity to indicate what he can do at left again.
Reece James ought to hopefully be part of the squad by then however no phrase but if he might be match sufficient to play/begin.
Andrey Santos I really feel is price taking one other take a look at alongside Enzo Fernandez with a key determination to be made on him.
Kepa Arrizabalaga may get the beginning, though I’d not rule out Jamie Cumming, Gaga Slonina, or Lucas Bergstrom beginning once more if Poch desires to try them.
It’ll be harsh to depart Cesare Casadei and Angelo Gabriel out, however possibly introduce them each at half time. I’d prefer to see Christopher Nkunku within the ten position, and a few minutes in legs for Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke could be good.
Brighton will current us with a massively robust problem this weekend, however one during which we must always welcome with open arms. We’ve to check ourselves at this stage, and we additionally must see a few of these fringe and younger gamers up in opposition to higher opposition to be able to see if they’re able to do a job for us this season in our squad, or whether or not we’ve to dip additional into the switch market in addition to the priorities we’re already engaged on and taking a look at.
Trying ahead to this one once more!