Chelsea FC XI vs Dinamo Zagreb: Starting line-up, confirmed team news & latest injuries for today’s game

The Blues have been using Kepa Arrizabalaga as their No.1 keeper for the past few weeks but a foot injury meant he was sidelined for several days.

It follows a string of impressive performances from Kepa since battling for Mendy’s starting spot after suffering a minor knee injury when Thomas Tuchel was sacked.


Mendy has since recovered and is part of a strong starting XI in the Champions League, despite first place and qualification for the knockout stages already secured.

Kalidou Koulibaly is back in the starting line-up after a fortnight on the sidelines with a minor knee injury, while Raheem Sterling reportedly starts at right-back with Ben Chilwell on the opposite flank.

Mateo Kovacic is out as the club manage the tightness in his calf and in his absence Denis Zakaria makes his long-awaited debut, partnering Jorginho in midfield.

Starting XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Chalobah, Sterling, Jorginho, Zakaria, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Aubameyang

Subtitles: Bettinelli, Silva, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Broja, Ziyech, Gallagher, Cucurella

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