For the upcoming match against Manchester United, Chelsea will, unfortunately, be without 10 players, but they can at least welcome back Joao Felix.
The Portugal International had to withdraw from the warm-up prior to the Manchester City game on Sunday, but it was a precautionary measure, and he has successfully completed a week of training with the Chelsea squad.
Kalidou Koulibaly has made a swift return to training, but he is still sidelined due to a hamstring injury, contributing to caretaker manager Frank Lampard’s extensive injury list.
Earlier this week, Chelsea announced that Benoit Badiashile would be out for an “extended” period after sustaining a hamstring injury during training, joining a group of other sidelined players.
the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Marc Cucurella, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, and Armando Broja are all likely not to be involved in the final two games of the campaign..
Additionally, third-choice goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli is believed to be unavailable due to injury. As a result, the English tactician will have to make his selection from the remaining twenty-three senior players for the last two matches of the campaign, including the trip to the Theatre of Dreams and the final home league game against the Magpies
Throughout the season, Lampard has frequently utilized a defensive 3-5-2 formation in challenging matches, and he may opt to stick with the same strategy following a somewhat improved performance in the 1-0 loss to the Citizens
It’s possible that the Blues’ lineup remains unchanged, with Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal, with the backline featuring Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva, and Trevoh Chalobah.
In midfield, a five-man setup could include wing-backs Cesar Azpilicueta and Lewis Hall, along with Conor Gallagher, Enzo Fernandez, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Up front, there could be a striking duo of Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling, despite several other options available such as Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, Christian Pulisic, Felix, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.