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Nizaar Kinsella

Chelsea XI vs Fulham: Enzo Fernandez in - Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest, Premier League

Enzo Fernandez and Reece James both START for Chelsea against Fulham tonight.

It leaves Mateo Kovacic, Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic, Wesley Fofana, Armando Broja and Denis Zakaria as the remaining players still absent for the Premier League clash.

There, however, is no place for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the squad.


Chelsea have a host of other new signings to assimilate into their squad including Mykhailo Mudryk, who made his debut against Liverpool, and Noni Madueke, who has yet to play for the club.

With 28 players available, Potter now has plenty of ingredients to arrest his side’s poor run of just one win across the whole of January.

Kepa Arrizabalaga will continue in goal and James starts at right-back but will not play the full 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiashile and Marc Cucurella all continue in defence.

In the front four, Mudryk gets his first start and Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech all continue in the line-up.

Joao Felix is suspended after his red card against Fulham in mid-January, serving the last of his three-game ban.

Starting Chelsea XI: Kepa; James, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Gallagher, Fernandez; Ziyech, Mount, Mudryk; Havertz.

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