After suffering two straight defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, Chelsea want back to winning ways when they beat Hull City 2-0 at the KCOM Stadium before the international break.
Antonio Conte’s men are back in Premier League action this Saturday when they host champions Leicester City in a must-win game.
Leicester have been very inconsistent so far this season and are yet to win their first point away from home, which Conte will surely be looking to exploit this weekend.
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
The Belgian has started every league game for Chelsea so far and will definitely keep his place in the team following his very good display at Hull City.
Right-back: Cesar Azpilicueta
Azpilicueta moved to his preferred right-back position against Hull City at the expense of Ivanovic and did very well. Conte will surely keep him there.
Central defenders: David Luiz and Gary Cahill
John Terry is expected to be fit to face Leicester, but Conte is likely to persist with Luiz and Cahill after their competent display at Hull.
Left-back: Marcos Alonso
Alonso started his first Premier League game for Chelsea at Hull and did more than enough to stay in Conte’s starting eleven. He was solid in defense and his attacking delivery was dangerous.
Central midfielders: N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic
They were both very good against Hull City and deserve to stay in the starting line-up. Matic was instrumental for Chelsea’s second goal at the KCOM Stadium, while Kante’s attacking play was at times impressive even though he missed an open net.
Right winger: Victor Moses
Moses is expected to recover from his hamstring injury in time for the game against Leicester City and should keep his starting place following his impressive display at Hull. He was one of Chelsea’s best players, especially in the first half.
Attacking midfielder: Willian
Conte used Willian in a more central role at Hull and it turned out to be a very successful experiment. The Brazilian did very well and scored the crucial first goal for his team with 30 minutes to go.
Left winger: Eden Hazard
Hazard didn’t have his best game against the Tigers, but still had flashes of brilliance and should keep his place in the starting eleven.
Striker: Diego Costa
Costa is probably the first name on Conte’s team-sheet as he’s been in fantastic form since the start of the season. The controversial Spaniard is currently the leading Premier League goalscorer with 6 goals in 7 games and didn’t miss the chance to punish Hull City, scoring his team’s second goal in the 67th minute.