Chelsea team news vs Fulham: Predicted line up – Maurizio Sarri makes Kepa decision, four changes

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has a big decision to make regarding his goalkeepers when the Blues return to Premier League action against Fulham Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped to the bench last time out against Tottenham after openly defying Sarri and refusing to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final Willy Caballero, who was left humiliated on the touchline during the bizarre incident at Wembley, started against Spurs and kept a surprise clean sheet in the 2-0 victory Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarri said: "The Kepa situation now is closed Kepa is our first [choice] goalkeeper "But we are very happy for Willy, because now we know very well he's able to play also in a very difficult match I'm sure in one of the two next matches Kepa will be on the pitch

"Sarri went on to say that he expects to rotate certain members of his squad after a busy week and ahead of a hectic fixture list I think we need to change three or four players, I do not know how many (precisely), "said the Italian On Sunday we played for 130 minutes and 95 minutes on Wednesday, so we need to value the recovery We ran for 15 kilometres on Sunday on average, and the average of the last match was 12km I need to value the recovery of every single player Then we have to decide [the team] Eden Hazard was substituted before the hour against Tottenham – having played 120 minutes against Manchester City – and could be given another rest here Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian are both in contention to deputise for the Belgian while Pedro will hope to keep his spot on the opposite flank Meanwhile, Ross Barkley or Ruben Loftus-Cheek could come in for Mateo Kovacic and Marcos Alonso faces competition from Emerson Palmieri at left-back Cesar Azpilicueta and N'Golo Kante are the only members of the Chelsea squad who have started every Premier League match this season, and the duo should feature from the off again Gonzalo Higuain should retain his spot in attack while Davide Zappacosta is available after illness but Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater are ruled out Chelsea predicted line-up vs Fulham – Premier League (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Palmieri; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley; Pedro, Hudson-Odoi; Higuain Get Chelsea latest news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing

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