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Champions League: Chelsea line up against Sevilla with Edouard Mendy making stun return, Thiago Silva back and Hakim Ziyech to start



CHELSEA have Sevilla on Tuesday night in their Champions League season opener.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will probably have one eye on Saturday’s tremendous Premier League clash with Manchester United.

In any case, Chelsea boss will play his best accessible XI to take on the reigning Europa League champions at Stamford Bridge.

Edouard Mendy looks set to return subsequent to sitting out on the 3-3 draw with Southampton.

Edouard Mendy trained without issue on Sunday and Monday and looks set to take his spot.

Reece James ought to take his starting spot at right-back to the detriment of Cesar Azpilicueta.

Thiago Silva will return of the XI having missed the Saints draw through jet lag having been in the Brazil squad during the international break.

Kurt Zouma is set to start alongside Thiago Silva, with Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori batting him for a spot.

Jorginho and N’Golo Kane will probably continue with their profound lying midfield pairing for the Sevilla tie.

That will let loose Kai Havertz to meander around behind the striker in the No10 spot.

Hakim Ziyech is being tipped to start his first game, having played off the bench against Southampton.

The ex-Ajax playmaker could take Christian Pulisic’s spot on the right wing right, with Mason Mount proceeding with his strong form from the left.

It is conceivable Frank Lampard selects to start BOTH Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, either dropping Mount further or even to the bench in an uncommon axe for the Englishman.

Timo Werner is practically sure to lead the line, with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud giving a lift off the bench if necessary.

Chelsea take on Sevilla at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday October 20, with kick-off at 8pm.

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