Predicted Chelsea XI to play Leicester City - Same side for the Blues?

Match to be played on Saturday 23rd August 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Stamford Bridge, London.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be extremely pleased with the way his side have started the new Premier League season.

The Blues were impressive earlier this week against Burnley after going a goal down, to push on and win 3-1, which gives the side confidence and momentum ahead of their game against Leicester.

We’ve had a go at naming the side Mourinho could select for the match.

GK – Thibaut Courtois

Mourinho showed his hand when he started Courtois against Burnley and he’s likely to start this match as well as Petr Cech considers his future at the club.

RB – Branislav Ivanovic

Ivanovic played well in the right-back role against Burnley, which he occupied for most of last season. He starts.

CB – Gary Cahill

Cahill had a decent game against Burnley and looked in relatively sharp form. He’ll start this game providing height and pace at the back.

CB – John Terry

Terry injects experience in Chelsea’s back four. He won’t play every single game this season but he’s had the best part of a week to recover after the Burnley clash.

LB – Cesar Azpilicueta

The Spaniard looked as solid as ever at left-back earlier this week and stands a good chance of continuing to keep Filipe Luis out of the side.

RM – Andre Schurrle

Schurrle looked sharp and confident against Burnley, producing a slick finish for one of Chelsea’s goals. Mourinho will surely be impressed and keep him in the team.

DM – Nemanja Matic

Matic provides an imposing figure in front of Chelsea’s back four. He looks to make tackles, cut off the angles and generally make it difficult for the opposition to play.

CM – Cesc Fabregas

Fabregas had a superb Premier League debut for the Blues. He looked as though he’s never been out of English football and won’t lose his place.

AM – Oscar

Oscar may feel as though he needs to step up following Fabregas’ display against Burnley. He’ll work the spaces between Chelsea’s midfield and attack.

LM – Eden Hazard

The Belgian will start on the left. He’s one of the best in the business when it comes to controlling possession and moving the ball at speed. He could well be Chelsea’s match winner for this game.

ST – Diego Costa

It clearly meant a lot to Costa getting his goalscoring tally under way against Burnley. He looks well suited to the Premier League and will impose himself on the Leicester defence.

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