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Battle of the Bridge: The Chelsea XI Conte needs to batter bitter Mourinho

Chelsea fans here in the Tavern head back to work in disappointment, after a tricky night out in Rome for the Blues. 

Chelsea have been at the forefront of sharing some disappointment of late, as they struggle to find form on a consistent basis. Sitting 4th in the Premier League table, many are considering them out of the title race as they lay 9 points adrift.

However, after providing an impressive performance away at the Vitality against a struggling Bournemouth side, they were looking to take this momentum into Europe. But a problem they’ll need to resolve in quick time is the ability to find the back of the net, as they create many opportunities but just can’t compose to put them away.

On Tuesday night the Blues made the trip down to Rome to take on the Italian giants AS Roma, in a hugely anticipated game after the high scoring draw at Stamford Bridge. Roma had struggled to score at the Stadio Olimpico so far this season, but this wasn’t the case against a sluggish Chelsea side. The Italian outfit ripped apart the London based club as they secured a 3-0 win in the capital, in what was a very poor performance by Chelsea’s standards.

Just as they thought it couldn’t get any worse after a crushing defeat, they’ll entertain an in-form United side as they look to head back to winning ways. However, this isn’t going to be easy against a dominant United side, who are heading into the game off the back of a 3 game winning streak.

So in order for Chelsea to come out on top, they will need to field this XI…

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