How Mauricio Pochettino will start Lavia, Nkunku, Caicedo, Enzo in Chelsea lineup against Man United today

 Mauricio Pochettino now has a number of decisions to make regarding his side as midweek Premier League fixtures return.

Chelsea make the trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, with them without a win up there for more than 10 years.

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The Blues will be without Conor Gallagher for the first time in the league this season, while the boss has a big call to make regarding a certain Christopher Nkunku.

Here’s The Chelsea Chronicle’s Predicted XI for the big match against United tomorrow.

GK and Defence

Robert Sanchez dealt with abuse from travelling Brighton supporters well on Sunday, and will start again tomorrow night.

After his one-game suspension, Reece James will return to the starting side and captain the Blues.

Thiago Silva was immense again at the weekend, and despite his age will continue to start against United.


He will be partnered alongside Benoit Badiashile for the third successive game, as he continues his return to the starting side.

Despite Marc Cucurella’s return from suspension too, Levi Colwill will continue at left-back, fresh off his first goal for the club.


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Moises Caicedo impressed against his former side on Sunday, and will look for another big performance tomorrow.

He will be joined by Enzo Fernandez, who found the net for the first and second time for Chelsea at the weekend.


Ahead of them, Cole Palmer will return to the starting side and be given the freedom of the midfield to make his mark.


Raheem Sterling is the go-to man in attack for the Blues right now, and he will start again against one of his least favourite opponents tomorrow.

Mykhailo Mudryk’s impressive start against Brighton will also see him rewarded with another appearance on the wing.

Up front, Nicolas Jackson will keep his place, meaning there will be no start this week for the returning Christopher Nkunku.

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