Chelsea have played Arsenal, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United of which the Blues secured three points from all this fixtures. In light of this, their new head-coach will be hoping his players will continue this impressive attacking style of play.
Here is the lineup I think the Italian tactician will select for this crucial game at the Bridge tomorrow:
The Blues new signing as Thibaut Courtois replacement Kepa Arrizabalaga has enjoyed a strong start to life with Chelsea following his world-record and mouth watering move from Athletic Bilbao this summer and he’s definitely going to keep his place at goal against the Cherries.
David Luiz’s wasn’t in his best days at St James’ Park last week but the former Paris Saint-Germain defender seems to be in favour under Sarri so I’m backing him to keep his place ahead of Garry Cahill and Andreas Christensen against Bournemouth.
Sarri has been fielding the same back four in each of his side opening three games so it doesn’t seem the Italian boss will make any changes on Saturday which should see Cesar Azpilicueta should once again start at right-back with Marcos Alonso on the left. Antonio Rudiger will line-up alongside Luiz in the middle of defence.
Mateo Kovacic, who joined Chelsea on loan from Real Madrid, made his full debut against the Magpies last week and the Croatian should keep his place in midfield alongside N’Golo Kante this weekend.
But Sarri handing Kovacic a start would see Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek sharing seats on the bench as Jorginho is certain to retain his place after another record-breaking performance last week. Cesc Fabregas, on the other hand, could return to if he manages to prove his fitness after missing the opening three games but a place among the subs is the best he can hope for.
Eden Hazard was handed his first start of the new season against Newcastle United and was also on the score-sheet during the Blues 2-1 win so Hazard is likely to keep his place in attack on Saturday afternoon.
Sarri prefers Alvaro Morata leading the attack ahead of former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud so the former could lead the line once again this weekend but Chelsea manager may decide to mix things up with Willian coming in for Pedro.
Here is a picture on how Sarri could line-up. Make sure you share your thoughts below: