Antonio Conte has to make a big decision ahead of tonight’s Champions League game against A.S Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. The 48-year-old Italian coach has a choice between Antonio Rudiger and Davide Zappacosta. With David Luiz and Gary Cahill near certainties to start, if the German completes the trio of centre-halves, Azpilicueta would start as a right-wing-back. Alternatively, if Zappacosta starts, Azpilicueta would stay at his position as the right-sided centre-back and Zappacosta would continue at right wing-back like he did on Saturday. Chelsea will most likely be deploying a 3-5-2 formation with Kante and Drinkwater vying for the last remaining place alongside Fabregas and Bakayoko.
Possible lineup: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Zappacosta, Kanté, Bakayoko, Fàbregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata
Source: Gianluca Di Marzio