Date: 3rd December 2015 at 7:15pm
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Lots of us like to play 5-a-side football in our spare time, but have you ever considered how the team you support would line-up if they were limited to five players?

Based on current form, and with a formation of one goalkeeper, one defender, two midfielders and one striker, we at Shoot thought it would be interesting to see who would make the grade for each Premier League outfit.

Here’s what we came up with for Chelsea…

Goalkeeper:

Asmir Begovic

When Asmir Begovic signed for Chelsea from Stoke he probably wasn’t expecting to be looking up at his old team after 14 Premier League games.

But after a crazy start to the season, that’s the position they’re in and the Bosnian stopper is one of few who can hold his head up high.

The 28-year-old has impressed since coming in for the injured Thiabaut Courtois and his sheer presence would make him ridiculously hard to beat in 5-a-side.

Defender:

Zouma has impressed in recent times

Kurt Zouma

Last season it would’ve been very tough to pick one Chelsea defender as they were all brilliant.

But this term, it’s even tougher to select one due to how poor they’ve been.

Because of this we’ve opted for Kurt Zouma, who’s impressed in recent weeks and can be excused a little bit due to his lack of experience.

Midfielders:

Willian

Chelsea’s best and most consistent player this term by a country mile, Willian would have a shout of getting in any Premier League 5-a-side team.

A willing runner and one who doesn’t shy away from the defensive side, the Brazilian has also showed his class in the final third this term by scoring six-free kicks.

And although the goals are smaller in this form of the game, you wouldn’t bet against the 27-year-old finding the top corner.

Pedro

Pedro’s undoubted quality gets him in the side

After a brilliant debut, injuries and Chelsea’s form has halted Pedro’s progress in the Premier League.

But his performance against Tottenham, where he showed his pace and ability on the ball, may kick-start his Blues career again.

As shown in his Barcelona days, he’s a real goal threat, meaning he’s a great player to have in 5-a-side.

Striker:

Eden Hazard

After dazzling in 2014/15, Eden Hazard has struggled to make the same impact this term.

Despite having yet to find the net, he still gets into our side as he’s been more impressive than team-mates Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic.

A decent showing against Tottenham in a striker’s role shows he can lead the line, while his 39 key passes proves he can still play that killer pass.

 
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