Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs PAOK Salonika (Europa League)

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Chelsea FC head into their penultimate UEFA Europa League group stage match having already booked their passage to the knockout round. With just one more point, either tomorrow night at home versus PAOK Salonika or in the finale, they’ll top the group. The visiting side comes in needing points in Europe, but very dominant domestically.

They have taken 29/33 points possible in the Greek top flight, with a +15 goal differential. That said, we should still expect to see most of the Chelsea first teamers rested in this one. For Maurizio Sarri, this match is squad rotation time, especially as the festive period, and the fixture congestion that accompanies it, looming soon.

This match provides a good opportunity for players like Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the team skipper Dan Cahill to go the full 90.

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The Bank Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3)

Attack: Willian, Olivier Giroud, Pedro

Midfield: Mateo Kovacic, Cesc Fabregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Defense: Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen, Gary Cahill, Emerson Palmieri

Goalkeeper: Willy Caballero

 

Chelsea FC vs PAOK Salonika FYIs

Injury Report: go to this link 

Kick-off: 8pm (BST), Thursday Nov 29

Odds via Odds checker: Chelsea FC 1/3, Draw 49/10, PAOK Salonika 10/1

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Prediction: Chelsea FC 2, PAOK Salonika 0

Feel free to post your own Chelsea and/or PAOK Salonika starting XI predictions, as well as your best guess as to what the final score will be. Enjoy the match everybody!

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  1. Use hudson udoi instead of william and use barkley instead of kovacic

  2. cabalero ,zapacosta ,cahil ,cristensen,emerson ,loftus,fabregas,bakley,odison odi,giroud pedro

  3. JACOB NAANDUK says:

    SARRI SHLD USE HODSON AND VICTOR

  4. Use Hodson now

  5. Sari should use a 4-2-3-1 formation , Attack, Hudson ododi, Giroud,moses
    Midfield, CDM=Kante ,Fabregas, CAM=Loftus Cheek
    Defence, Emerson, Cahil, Christensen, Zappacosta,
    GK, Caberelo. with this formation kante can be in his natural position holding the midfield and fabregas supplying the passes and loftus as the number 10 role.

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