Chelsea Predicted XI vs Rennes: Frank Lampard’s possible starting XI as experienced defenders set to return


Although the Blues put in another solid performance in the win at Newcastle United, Lampard is expected to shuffle his back-four. Reece James has been exceptional all season but the club captain Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to return. Meanwhile, at centre-back, the experienced Thiago Silva should return after being given a rest at the weekend following his international travel with Brazil. Alongside the former PSG star should still sit the now seemingly reliable Kurt Zouma, while Ben Chilwell should continue at left-back.

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