The Blues are in a desperate need for the first win under Frank Lampard, and N’Golo Kante’s return will be a huge help to the team.
Tony Rudiger and Willian are close to the complete recovery, as the manager has told, but whether they will be able to start is still doubtful.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still a long way away from making the match squad, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James should be fit in the coming weeks.
Option 1 – The Super Cup XI
The clash with Liverpool saw an improvement in Chelsea’s game (and the result in the regular time).
Three midfielders should help against Leicester counterattacking, especially dangerous with Jamie Vardy’s pace.
Olivier Giroud has proved to be a reliable goalscorer, though he may not last the whole game.
Option 2 – Return for Mount and Abraham
The formation with a No.10 seems to be Lampard’s ‘Plan A’, at least for now.
After the boss has publicly shown trust in Tammy Abraham, he could support his words with action.
Mason Mount was one of the best players against United and was given some rest in the Super Cup game.
Option 3 – Barkley as a playmaker
Ross was not impressive at the left wing at Old Trafford and can be brought back to his usual role.
Michy Batshuayi is another striker in need for time on the pitch.
Central midfielders could be rotated, but N’Golo Kante’s presence is essential.