[3-4-2-1] Giroud, Hazard, Willian and Fabregas to Start in Chelsea vs Man Utd Strongest XI

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Tiemoue Bakayoko, David Luiz and Ross Barkley all remain out for the trip to Manchester United, but Antonio Conte has no other injury concerns.

After a much-improved performance against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, Conte is expected to name a similar starting XI at Old Trafford.

But Gary Cahill could come in to freshen up the three-man defence, most likely in place of Antonio Rudiger.

Davide Zappacosta seems unlikely to replace Victor Moses at right wing-back, though. With Bakayoko still missing, Cesc Fabregas is expected to retain his start in central midfield ahead of Danny Drinkwater.

Conte may well continue with a 3-4-2-1 formation, although he has some tough choices to make in attack.

Eden Hazard was stationed as the lone striker against Barcelona, with Willian and Pedro in the attacking midfield spots.

But with Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata both available, either player could start as the lone striker, with Hazard then likely to replace Pedro in the advanced midfield positions.


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