Graham Potter saved his job for now at least with a 1-0 win over Leeds United at the weekend.

A goal from Wesley Fofana, who showed his class throughout the 90 minutes was enough for the Blues in a game that held great importance to the manager.

Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

The big games keep coming though, as they look ahead to welcoming Borussia Dortmund to Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

The Blues need to turn around a one-goal first leg loss, so here’s our selection for who can get the job done.

GK and Defence

Chelsea FC v Southampton FC - Premier League
Photo by Stephanie Meek – CameraSport via Getty Images

Another clean sheet at the weekend will be good for confidence as Kepa Arrizabalaga maintains his place between the sticks.

A back three will be utilised again after success against Leeds, and with Benoit Badiashile unavailable, Trevoh Chalobah will return to the starting side.

Wesley Fofana will be at the centre of the three, after an imperious performance on his first start back on Saturday.

The backline will be completed by Kalidou Koulibaly, who is finally showing signs of settling in England.


Chelsea FC v Leeds United - Premier League
Photo by MB Media/Getty Images

Reece James was rested for the Leeds game due to muscle tightness, but he will return to his favoured wing-back role tomorrow.

Mateo Kovacic will continue in the middle tomorrow, with the new system seeming to suit the two-man pivot well.

He will of course be partnered by Enzo Fernandez in midfield. The club-record signing is another who has prospered from less off-ball responsibilities.

After a strong attacking display against Leeds, Ben Chilwell will continue in the left wing-back role.


Chelsea FC v Leeds United - Premier League
Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

Raheem Sterling has already been near enough confirmed by Potter to be starting tomorrow, an honour earned following his strong form post-injury.

No Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will again see responsibility fall with Kai Havertz to lead the line at Stamford Bridge.

He will at least be complemented by Joao Felix, whose ability to feature across the frontline has made him extremely difficult to defend so far this season.

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know