Pochettino’s Predicted XI for Chelsea-Arsenal Clash Revealed


The Premier League’s upcoming Chelsea vs. Arsenal fixture catches attention as manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks about a tweaked line-up for the London derby. Chelsea, after a series of wins, prepares to host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. As Pochettino decides on his starting XI, The Chelsea Chronicle gives its predictions.

Goalkeeper and Defence:

Robert Sanchez is the clear choice for the goalkeeper position. His consistent performances confirm his spot between the posts for now.

Everyone eagerly awaits Reece James’s return, but the match might be too soon for him. Malo Gusto will play again after serving his suspension. If Axel Disasi‘s injury doesn’t interfere, people predict he will start. Veteran defender Thiago Silva will team up with Disasi in defense, a combination that Pochettino. Moreover, Levi Colwill, becoming more comfortable in his role, has the job of marking Arsenal‘s Bukayo Saka.

Midfield and attack

Even after a tiring international break, Moises Caicedo probably leads the midfield. Fans hope for Enzo Fernandez‘s return in the derby, although his fitness is a concern. Conor Gallagher, in great form, not only plays but also likely wears the captain’s armband for Chelsea

People expect Cole Palmer to continue playing after three wins in his starts. Moreover, Nicolas Jackson is predicted to be the main striker, giving Armando Broja a rest against Arsenal’s Gabriel and William Saliba. Moreover, Raheem Sterling likely starts on the left, which means Mykhailo Mudryk is on the bench. Furthermore, this choice surprises many, as leaving out the young Mudryk seems like a strategic decision by Pochettino.

This predicted XI hints at Pochettino‘s strategy, but only the match will show Chelsea‘s actual lineup against their London rivals. It is expected to be tough for the Blues against the Gunners.

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