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3 Wise Decisions Tuchel Made in His Lineup as Blues Wear Yellow for the First Time this Season

Chelsea returns to Premier League action Thursday afternoon against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, looking to maintain their title challenge. 

The Blues will enter the game with a fervent desire to earn all three points following their previous draw before the break. 

And Thomas Tuchel has made some sound selections in his starting lineup for this afternoon's match against the Foxes. 

Tuchel made three sound selections in his starting lineup for the Leicester match. 

1. Substituting Mason Mount for Barkley: Barkley started their last game against Burnley, and while he was undoubtedly impressive, he lacked accuracy in his finishing, failing to convert his chances and ultimately costing the Blues points. And today, Tuchel has chosen Mount as his number ten, which is a good choice by the Chelsea manager. 

2. Starting Chalobah and Silva alongside Rudiger: Christensen had been out with his national team for several days and required rest and recovery, which Tuchel recognized by starting Chalobah ahead of the Danish center back. Silva did not appear for Brazil in their previous match, thus it seemed prudent to start him as well. 

3. Starting Reece James and Chilwell as wing-backs: James and Chilwell have been outstanding for Chelsea in recent months, and their quick runs and crosses will aid in breaking down the Leicester City defense. Chilwell, meanwhile, will look to impress against his former club. 

The whole Chelsea lineup for the game is listed below. 

Below is the full Chelsea lineup for the game.

Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho(c), Chilwell; Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Mount.

Subs: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Alonso, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Pulisic, Werner, Ziyech.

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