Chelsea lineup against Middlesbrough | Game Week 12
The Blues will be looking to keep the pressure on Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here is the Chelsea lineup against Middlesbrough :
No doubt Conte will play the usual 3-4-3 formation, it has been effective this season and will play a pivitol role in The Blues gaining three points this weekend.
The two teams have a long history of duels in the Premier League. Chelsea’s leading the way with 46.2% and Middlesbrough follows with 26.4%. Somewhat bigger number than Middlesbrough’s victories has the draw statistic, which is 27.5%.
Let’s take a look at the line-up Chelsea Football Club boss Antonio Conte will possibly field against Middlesbrough:
- Defenders:-Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill
- Midfielders:-Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso
- Forwards:-Pedro, Batshuayi, Hazard
The Blues are favourites to take the win, Mark Lawrenson and Paul Merson have locked in their predictions which you can see by clicking the links below:
Premiership Predictions this weekend | BBC | SkySports
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Middlesbrough vs Chelsea 0-2 goals and highlights, FA Cup Fifth Round | FATV
FA Cup holders Chelsea have set up a mouth-watering quarter final clash against Manchester United after beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Fifth Round at the Riverside.
Goals from Ramires and Victor Moses secured victory for Rafael Benitez’s side who beat Liverpool in The Final last season.
Chelsea made a string of changes for the tie, including handing young midfielder Nathan Ake his full debut, but they did enough to ease through in the end.
The hosts, however, were no pushovers and were looked the more likely to open the scoring in the first half as they successfully kept their Premier League opponents at bay.
Scott McDonald had the first chance of the game for Championship side Boro in fact before Mustapha Carayol saw a shot saved by Petr Cech and then scrambled clear by John Terry.
The crucial opening goal came six minutes after the break, however, when Ramires’s shot deflected off his team-mate Fernando Torres to beat goalkeeper Jason Steele and put Chelsea ahead.
That spurred Boro into action again but the arrival of Eden Hazard from the bench was enough to ensure Chelsea clinched the game.
The Belgian midfielder oozed class and came close to extending Chelsea’s lead before helping Ramires set up Moses to tap home and seal a trip to Old Trafford in the Sixth Round.
Middlesbrough: Steele, Bailey, Friend, McManus, Bikey (Hines 35), Williams, Haroun, Leadbitter, McDonald, Main (Miller 62), Carayol (Zemmama 74).
Substitutes not used: Leutwiler, Emnes, Ledesma, Smallwood.
Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand, Ramires, Ake, Moses (David Luiz 76), Oscar (Marin 79), Benayoun (Hazard 58), Torres.
Substitutes not used: Turnbull, Cole, Lampard, Ba.
Referee: Martin Atkinson
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