The resurgent Blues will be lining up a strong side as they take a short trip to Riverside stadium to take on in-form Middlesbrough this Sunday in an EPL challenge.

Antonio Conte will be hoping his key player in Eden Hazard gets full fitness before the match. Few changes will also be expected from Conte in the starting line-up.

Goal poacher Diego Costa will be expected to start from the bench after sustaining a minor groin issue with his national side, during the international break.

With Chelsea taking on strong side Tottenham Hotspur next week at Stamford Bridge and a trip to Etihad stadium afterword, it will be wise to rest the in-form striker in order to avoid any further complication.

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Here is how we expect Conte to line-up his squad with summer signing Michy Batshuayi leading the attack in a 3-4-3 formation. Willian will also be expected in the starting line-up while Pedro dropped to the bench.

Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Garry Cahill
Midfielders: Victor Moses, N’golo Kante, Nemanja Matic and Marcus Alonso
Attackers: Willian, Eden Hazard and Batshuayi


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