Chelsea Predicted XI: We predict Frank Lampard’s starting XI as Chelsea welcome Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Frank Lampard’s spent over £200million in the transfer window, filling his squad with quality players from across Europe.

However, despite an influx of big signings, the Blues’ have been very inconsistent both in terms of performances and results.

There are clearly signs of promise though, with Chelsea recording a very impressive five clean sheets in a row across all competitions.

Lampard knows that managing his squad will be one of the most difficult aspects of this season and with a few key players unavailable today, Lampard will be forced to make changes.

Today at 3pm the Blues face the Blades who currently sit bottom of the Premier League with no wins from their first seven games.

So which players will the ex-England international task with getting a positive result and three Premier League points?

Here we predict Lampard’s starting XI…

Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy has firmly established himself as Lampard and Chelsea’s number one. The shot-stopper has recorded a clean sheet in each of his last five games, which is very impressive by any goalkeeper’s standards. Lampard will not want to rest his in-form keeper, so Mendy is a definite starter for today’s encounter. 

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