Chelsea predicted XI vs Krasnodar: Frank Lampard’s possible starting line-up with Blues boss set to give fringe players a chance to impress

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Chelsea have a whole host of talent in attack. Olivier Giroud has worked his way back into the side with his recent goal streak and, despite a lack of games this season, Lampard could now rest the French striker for Everton this weekend. This means Tammy Abraham could well be the man leading the line as he searches for his sixth goal of the season. Timo Werner has been a regular in all competitions for Lampard so could also be handed some time out with Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz being given the responsibility to create chances in the final third. Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi will both miss this one with hamstring injuries.

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Krasnodar: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson; Gilmour, Jorginho, Kovacic; Havertz, Abraham, Pulisic. 

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