Ampadu and Hudson-Odoi to start? Predicted Chelsea line-up against MOL Vidi
It’s been a turbulent few weeks for Maurizio Sarri and his Chelsea team.
Having only lost their first two games of the season against Tottenham and Wolves last month, they bounced back emphatically by beating reigning champions Manchester City.
In Europe, Chelsea have made light work of their group, qualifying with two games to spare and conceding just once.
Last up, Chelsea travel to Budapest to face Hungarian champions MOL Vidi as they look to finish the group unbeaten.
So, let’s look at some of Sarri’s selection dilemmas:
Ampadu to get first start in all British midfield?
Ethan Ampadu’s reputation has risen astronomically, despite only play 27 minutes for Chelsea’s first team.
Ampadu has put in a number of excellent performances for the Welsh national team in the Nations League.
But despite that, Sarri seems reluctant to use the 18-year-old, as he has only featured once off the bench so far.
In a game with not much riding on it, it’s the perfect time for Ampadu to get his first start.
With Jorginho and N’Golo Kante likely to be rested, Chelsea’s midfield could be made up of Ampadu, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley.
Hudson-Odoi to retain Europa League place?
After much complaining from Chelsea fans, Callum Hudson-Odoi finally got his first start of the season in Chelsea’s last Europa League game.
And he did pretty well as he scored and picked up an assist in the 4-0 win over PAOK.
With Eden Hazard and Willian staying in London, Hudson-Odoi could see his second successive start in Europe.