Chelsea strongest 4-2-3-1 v Manchester United: Key attacker starts
By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes
Eden Hazard will come into the reckoning to start for Chelsea in Sunday’s Premier League showdown against Manchester United.
The Belgian winger was left on the bench in the champions’ midweek goal-less draw at Watford even though he is fully recovered from the groin injury that sidelined him for a period in January.
Manager Guus Hiddink will have to weigh up whether to persist with Cesc Fabregas in an advanced midfield role that has brought the best from the Spaniard in recent matches.
John Obi Mikel has started six consecutive league matches under Hiddink and has established himself as a regular in central midfield.
If Hiddink persists with the formation he used against Watford it could mean that Hazard, Willian, Oscar and Pedro are playing for two position on the flanks either side of Fabregas.
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Chelsea (possible): Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa.