Predicted Chelsea XI vs Middlesbrough: Chilwell starts in 4-2-3-1 formation

Mauricio Pochettino's wasteful Chelsea side were beaten in the first leg of the Carabao Cup Semi Finals by a brave Middlesbrough unit. And after a short break, Boro are set to travel to Stamford Bridge for the second leg where the home fans expect to watch their team make it to the finals.

Middlesbrough v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg
Middlesbrough v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg / Stu Forster/GettyImages
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Noni Madueke
Middlesbrough v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg / Stu Forster/GettyImages

9. Right Wing: Noni Madueke (England)

Raheem Sterling might get the nod in attack but purely based on form, Madueke has looked far more threatening in recent games. His ability to take on players is second to none in this Chelsea squad and we'll need more of that tomorrow.

10. Left Wing: Cole Palmer (England)

Majority of the fanbase blamed Palmer for letting Boro run away with a clean sheet in the first game, however the young English International will be the first one to accept that fact and now push for a comeback. He will be expected to lead the attack with his unpredictable passing and ice cold decision making in the final third.

11. Striker: Armando Broja (Albania)

Nicolas Jackson travelling with the Senegal squad and Cole Palmer struggling to play as a no. 9 will give Broja another opportunity up front. He seems to disappear in games and with his future already uncertain, the Albanian needs to convert those chances and work extra hard to guarantee minutes in the future.

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