Chelsea predicted XI v West Brom: Werner to continue in attack
The internationals could well cause Tuchel some headaches when it comes to his midfield selection. N’Golo Kante picked up a hamstring problem while Jorginho didn’t go with Italy after picking up a knee problem before the break. However, we feel the Italian will recover in time to take his place in the side alongside Mateo Kovacic. Meanwhile, Mason Mount’s performances for England could see him earn a rest before prior to Porto.
Tammy Abraham has returned to training after a month out but Tuchel will monitor the striker’s progress ahead of the Baggies clash. Although Olivier Giroud is available we expect Chelsea to field an attacking trio of Timo Werner, who’s looking to break an 11-match scoring duck, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, meaning the Frenchman and Kai Havertz may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Predicted Chelsea XI vs West Brom: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, James, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pulisic, Ziyech, Werner.