Chelsea to continue with no striker in line up against Bournemouth

Chelsea will host Bournemouth in their premier league fixture at Stamford Bridge as the Blues hope to get the maximum points in the encounter. Chelsea will hope to get a good result as they intensify on getting a good finish on the premier league table.

Antonio Conte will want his Chelsea side to return to winning ways and they will be fielding their best kine up in the game.

Thibaut Courtois is expected to return to action for the first team after being dropped in their last game. The Belgian shot stopper is expected to charge his defence line and a clean sheet us expected from him in this encounter.

Antonio Conte is a strong advocate for three at the back and he will be sticking to his philosophy in this game. Andrea Christensen will play along Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta at the heart of the defence.

This is a defence line that has always paid for Chelsea and it’s also what is used to win the league last season.

Victor Moses will hold down the right full back position for Chelsea while Marcos Alonso keeps the his slot at right full back. Both will be responsible for running the width of the field as they provide attacking and defensive support for the team.

Tiemoue Bakayoko will be staying in the team and he will be partnered by premier league player of the year winner, Ngolo Kante. Both will be responsible for all the anchoring and still providing the team needs. Ross Barkley will be getting a start in the middle of the park and he will have the opportunity to stuck a claim at first team option in the team.

Conte will continue his option of not playing with a recognised striker in the team in recent time. Hazard and Pedro are the pairing be goes with up front in most cases and this won’t be exception. The duo are capable of providing Chelsea the needed result.

Predicted lineup: Courtois, Alonso, Moses, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Bakayoko, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro.

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