These stand as the reasons why Pochettino will want to field a formidable squad against the Bees, who ran riot against Crystal Palace last week. He is also likely to replace Sanchez in the goalkeeping area following the goal poacher’s consistent poor footwork, which also led to the team conceding pitifully against Arsenal.
Judging by how the Blues squad performed against Arsenal and the availability of players who have returned from injuries, below is the lineup Chelsea could pick for their next match with Petrovic as the goalkeeper.
Defense: Cucurella, Thiago Silva, Colwill, Reece James
Midfielder: Enzo Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher
Attack: Mykhailo Mudryk, Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling
As stated earlier, Petrovic could be the Blues’ goalkeeper for the match, while Reece James could be brought in to replace Gusto. The midfield may not witness changes as the trio of Fernandez, Caicedo, and Gallagher performed well. Palmer could still lead the attack following Jackson’s lack of cool finishing.