Start in-form players or all-out rotation? Select best XI for Krasnodar game from 2 options

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Start in-form players or all-out rotation? Select best XI for Krasnodar game from 2 options

Chelsea have already won their group while Krasnodar have also confirmed their Europa League qualification - meaning both sides will look to rotate their squads.

For Chelsea, Frank Lampard has already confirmed 2 starting spots in the side, for Billy Gilmour and Kepa.

How the rest of the line-up shapes up, is still up for debate. So, here are 2 possible ways in which Frank Lampard could start against Krasnodar:

Option 1: Keep the momentum going

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kovacic, Gilmour, Havertz, Giroud, Pulisic

  • While still rotating several players, Lampard might look to keep the likes of Zouma, Giroud, and Chilwell in the side so that they can continue to build momentum.
  • Injuries to Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi mean Havertz could start in a forward role.

Option 2: Rotate where possible

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson, Jorginho, Kovacic, Gilmour, Pulisic, Abraham, Mount

  • Lampard might look to rest as many players as possible. However, Mount may still need to start in his old role, with injuries and fatigue plaguing Chelsea's other forward options.
  • With 5 subs allowed in the Champions League, Frank may also throw in a few youngsters from the academy at some point in the game.

Which option do you like the best and why? Comment below!

AuthorMiqdad HSourceTribuna.com
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