Which of these Chelsea forward stars will start against Leicester?


Chelsea have a trip to the King Power Stadium after the international break concludes as they face Leicester City in the fourth game of the season.

The Blues started the season with a rather depleted squad and lost their opener to Burnley but since then have gone on to beat Tottenham Hotspur and Everton in convincing fashion.

One of the players the missed extremely was indeed their key playmaker and multiple time player of the season, Eden Hazard.

The Belgian injured himself while on duty for Belgium at the end of the last season and was in recovery.

He featured for the U-23’s last week as he completed 75 mins of competitive football. The Belgium captain also played against Gibraltar as he scored once and set another up for the Red Devils.

Hazard finally seems to be back to full fitness and Chelsea fans will be really enticed by the prospect of him returning to action sooner than expected.

This will give Antonio Conte a welcome selection headache as he will have to pick between Hazard, Pedro, and Willian for the role of the wingers.

It is unlikely that all three of them will start, especially considering Alvaro Morata’s recent form. The striker has scored twice and assisted a further two in just 186 mins in England. Add to that, the former Real Madrid man also scored thrice in two games on international duty for Spain. It is safe to say he is a guaranteed starter for now.

Hazard is also extremely difficult to look beyond given his importance to the Chelsea side and the kind of brilliance he can produce.

Which leaves one of Pedro and Willian to be picked for the third spot. The Spaniard got the nod last season more often than not, thanks to his link-up play with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

But Willian has been extremely impressive so far this season and it will be hard to overlook him too. He has made the task no less easy by scoring an absolutely spectacular goal last night against Colombia. However, it is that match that may cost Willian his starting spot on Saturday.

With the long distance and the game coming up so soon, there may not be time for the Brazilian to be ready for the match, which gives Pedro the chance to keep his place.

It is highly likely that Hazard will get his first start back with the Blues, while Pedro will be the man lining up on the right trying to get Morata in the goals once again.

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