Probable Chelsea Lineup vs Bristol Rovers: Batshuayi and Fabregas to start

Probable Chelsea Lineup vs Bristol Rovers: Batshuayi and Fabregas to start


Chelsea have not made an overly convincing start to their Premier League campaign so far but at the end of the day, manager Antonio Conte has guided the Blues to maximum points from the two games.

The performances clearly need to be improved but one can see that this Chelsea side never give up and Conte most certainly has had a very positive impact on the Premier League giants.

Up next for Chelsea is a clash against League One side Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening and it is expected that the Blues will enjoy a more comfortable encounter, despite a weakened team likely to be fielded.

Probable Chelsea lineup against Bristol Rovers –


Thibaut Courtois has done relatively well during the first two matches of the season and given the fact that the clash in midweek is a domestic cup, the Belgian international looks set to be rested.

In the place of Courtois, Asmir Begovic will be starting and there is no doubt that the Bosnian will be looking to make a good impression on Conte during the night.


John Terry looks set to be handed a rest during the encounter on Tuesday and there is a possibility that Branislav Ivanovic is shifted into the centre back position, with young Ola Aina filling in at right back.

Alongside Ivanovic, Gary Cahill will be starting while even Cesar Azpilicueta looks likely to be retaining his place in the starting lineup. Matt Miazga and Nathaniel Chalobah are in contention as well but Kurt Zouma remains sidelined with injury.


Conte does not seem to be a big fan of Fabregas but he most certainly turned the tide in Chelsea’s favour after coming on as a substitute against Watford and the Spaniard could be rewarded with a start in midweek.

Willian remains ruled out so Pedro will most likely continue out wide while Victor Moses could be handed a chance on the opposite flank ahead of Eden Hazard.

Either Nemanja Matic or N’Golo Kante will continue at the middle of the park and young Ruben Loftus-Cheek looks set to make his first start of the season alongside one of the senior midfield players.


Michy Batshuayi has looked very impressive since his summer arrival to Chelsea and he could well be leading the line for the Blues on Tuesday night, with Diego Costa being handed a well deserved rest.



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