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17 Sep 2020 11:10:13
My predicted XI against Liverpool:


Dave Zouma Silva (if available)
James Kanté Havertz Alonso
Mount/ CHO - Tammy/ Giroud-Werner.

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17 Sep 2020 11:45:11
Mine is and without knowing about any injuries.


James Christensen Zouma Chilwell

Kante Jorginho


CHO Werner Pusilic.

17 Sep 2020 12:11:59
Hi Ashk121; I respect your lineup but I guarantee you that if we play a 3-4-3 formation against Liverpool with the current personnel we have at the club, we will lose. I feel that any formation that puts more than four defenders in our defence will be counter productive (I bet you) . I strongly think that our best formation against Liverpool is 4-3-3.
This is the lineup that I would pick- I am assuming that Pulisic, Chilwell, Ziyech, T. Silva aren't 100% for the game; and Edouard Mendy hasn't signed:

* Caballero;

* James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta;

* Havertz (or Barkley), Kante, Kovacic;

* Hudson Odoi, Giroud, Werner.
Otherwise I go ideally with:

* Mendy;

* James, T. Silva, Zouma, Chilwell;

* Havertz (or Ziyech), Kante, Kovacic;

* C. Pulisic, Giroud, Werner.

17 Sep 2020 12:27:27
On reflection Ashk, I think you might be right about the formation. So having had a quick rethink, my team is now as follows:-


James, Dave, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso

Kante, Havertz, Kovacic

Werner Pusilic.

17 Sep 2020 13:32:54
@Obinna: I understand your point. Perhaps a 4141 or a 433 is good as well. I think it depends on how we are planning to play the game. A 343 is a good way to play a balanced game with more emphasis on counter attacks.

@TomB: This is a nice line up too, but I don't think Puli would play. So perhaps Mount instead of him.

17 Sep 2020 14:43:23
Can see us lining up similar to Brighton to be honest, with a few changes.

James AC Zouma Azpi
Kante Kova
Ruben (Barkley)
Havertz Timo Mount

Can see Lamps continuing with Havertz out on the right and mount on the left to have energy and decent work rate off the ball.

Can't see Lamps starting CHO for the simple reason that he doesn't seem to trust him in defensive situations. Real shame because he offers something different going forward.

Hope he doesn't go for this lineup, hate seeing players being put out of position, they never seem to perform as well as they would in their preferred positions.

17 Sep 2020 17:55:06

James AC Zouma Azpi
Kante Kova
CHO Timo Mount

I'm assuming Pulisic and Ziyech are out injured because neither are back in training. Silva and Chilwell are back in full training but I can't see how they will be match fit. So for me the above 4 are out. Carabao Cup will be the first game for many of our new starters.

For me i'd have to start CHO. We can't only rely on Werner alone to get behind the liverpool defence. We should exploit the Liverpool defence which looks very flaky when pushed and CHO fits the bill.

If we play 352 then expect that automatically to turn into 532. Our fullbacks and especially Alonso will be camped in our own half. If would be a disaster and similiar to the game we lost 5-3. Yes Pulisic got us back in the game but we were run ragged that day. 352 vs liverpool is a recipe for failure and especially without our new signings.

17 Sep 2020 20:04:18
Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold will definitely overlap, so it’s very important we attack the spaces they leave whenever they overlap. I am quite sure that James will keep Mane quiet, my fear is our left back position. I think Havertz will shine in this game.
If Pulisic and Werner are 100% for the entire 90mins of this game, Chelsea will beat Liverpool.

17 Sep 2020 20:21:19
We may not agree on the team selection or shape Obinna but we do agree on the result.

18 Sep 2020 14:55:28

James T. Silva Zouma. Alonso


Havertz. Mount

CHO. Pulisic




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