Lukaku leads line for Blues
It’s just the one change for Chelsea following midweek success at Leeds – but it’s not the one that most were expecting.
And that’s because Mateo Kovacic has completed a sensational return to fitness after falling victim to that wild Dan James challenge at Elland Road.
The Croatian takes his place in midfield, and will play alongside skipper Jorginho.
Instead, it’s the want-away Andreas Christensen that loses his place, making way in the back three for Thiago Silva.
However, it’s the absence of Kai Havertz from the matchday squad completely that has left Blues fans scratching their social media heads.
Romelu Lukaku keeps his place up front after two goals in two games, and heads a 3-4-2-1 formation for Thomas Tuchel.
16 Mendy; 14 Chalobah, 6 Thiago Silva, 3 Rudiger; 24 James, 5 Jorginho, 8 Kovacic, 3 Alonso; 19 Mount, 10 Pulisic; 9 Lukaku