Reports have claimed that Eduardo Camavinga is set to start out of position to face Chelsea in the Champions League tomorrow night.

According to the Evening Standard, an injury to Ferland Mendy will leave the defending champions scrambling for a left-back to feature in the tie.

The Blues are preparing to face the Spanish side for the third consecutive year in the competition, with the winner of the whole thing being the victors in the previous years.

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This season though, the London side cannot rely on any domestic form to put them in the best mindset to win in Europe.

In Frank Lampard’s first game back in charge of the club, they were beaten by Wolves in a display which showed plenty of signs of what supporters have had to deal with for the rest of the season.

Camavinga to start left-back

The temporary manager elected to switch up the system somewhat from what Graham Potter had been using in his final weeks at the helm.

In an attempt to get the best out of the likes of Reece James and Ben Chilwell, a back-three has been typically used in order to allow their attacking talents to flourish.

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It has already been reported that the Blues are expected to revert back to that system for the Madrid tie, after seeing plenty of success when they faced Borussia Dortmund in the last round of the competition.

They may have an advantage when attacking down the right in particular, with it now being claimed that Camavinga will be starting the game at left-back.

Typically a midfielder, it will certainly be a job for the Frenchman to carry out a job out of position, especially with Chelsea looking to get the most out of James marauding down the right.