Chelsea Line Up vs Sunderland – Who can be the Blues “Big Players”?

By KickOff IN Archive,General - 19:45 Dec 18th 2015

Chelsea have undergone huge changes this week with the departure of Jose Mourinho. Rumors are swirling of Gus Hiddink taking charge as interim manager very quickly but first team coach Steve Holland may well take the reigns on Saturday.

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas said "If you are a big player and paid like a big player, you must play like a big player and behave like a big player." So who are the players big enough to take on Sunderland this weekend?

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Chelsea LINE-UP
v SUNDERLAND - STAMFORD BRIDGE, 19 Dec 2015, 15:00
PLAYER% MINS PLDGLSAST.
Courtois
23%
000 / 1
Ivanovic
63%
004 / 0
Azpilicuet
82%
104 / 0
Cahill
68%
202 / 0
Zouma
83%
221 / 0
Pedro
49%
232 / 0
Willian
77%
713 / 0
Fabregas
74%
132 / 0
Oscar
48%
311 / 0
Matic
72%
106 / 1
Diego Cost
77%
415 / 0
Totals231130 / 2

Eden Hazard is unlikely to appear after limping off for Chelsea against Leicester City on Monday. Falcao is also still a doubt but most other players should be available.

Gary Cahill could be set to start this game after coming on after 45 minutes to replace John Terry against Leicester. Stats wise there doesn't seem too much to pick between the two partnerships. Terry and Zouma have lost five of the 24 games they have started together while Cahill and Zouma have lost six of the 19 they have played.

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In midfield, an attacking trio of Willian, Oscar and Pedro could line up and collectively they are responsible for 12 of the 23 goals scored by this line up. Diego Costa, despite not matching the form of last season, could well keep his place ahead of Monday night's scorer Loic Remy.

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CHELSEA v SUNDERLAND

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CHELSEA v SUNDERLAND

Sat 19th December, 15:00

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