Confirmed Chelsea line-up v Man United: 24-year-old misses out in one change
By Matt Bullin
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made one change to his side ahead of their huge match against Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon.
24-year-old goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois misses out due to injury and Asmir Begovic comes in to replace him between the sticks.
The rest of Conte’s side is the same as the one that beat Bournemouth 3-1 last time out.
The club announced the team via their official Twitter account ahead of the 4pm kick off.
Chelsea team today: Begovic; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. #MUNCHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 16, 2017
A win for the Blues will see them restore their lead at the top of the league to seven points, and they will be buoyed the news that Jose Mourinho has benched star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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Tottenham cut their lead to four points yesterday as they thrashed Bournemouth 4-0.
A win for United will see them leapfrog Everton into fifth, and close the gap on their top-four rivals.
In other Chelsea news, Frank Lampard has predicted nerves at Old Trafford for the league leaders.