Graham Potter has handed Enzo Fernandez his Chelsea debut and Mykhailo Mudryk his full debut as Reece James returns to face Fulham in the Premier League tonight.
Chelsea vs Fulham lineups
There are three changes to the Chelsea starting line-up for tonight’s match at Stamford Bridge, with three of our January signings involved from kick-off, while Reece James makes just his second appearance since going off injured against AC Milan in October.
James is likely to slot in on the right side of the defence in place of Trevoh Chalobah, in the only change to our back line, as Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiashile and Marc Cucurella continue in front of Kepa Arrizabalaga. Thiago Silva captains the side tonight.
In midfield, the departed Jorginho is replaced by our newest signing Enzo Fernandez, who is given his debut by Graham Potter at the earliest opportunity, just days after signing for the Blues from Benfica. He is joined in midfield by Mason Mount and Conor Gallagher, who retain their places from our last match at Liverpool.
Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech continue in our attack, but are joined by Mykhailo Mudryk, who will start his first game for Chelsea after coming off the bench at Anfield.
Fellow January signing Noni Madueke is among the substitutes tonight, as is Ben Chilwell, with the latter involved for the first time since early November following injury.
Fulham are unchanged from their last Premier League fixture, a 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur two weeks ago.
Chelsea: Kepa, James, Thiago Silva (c), Badiashile, Cucurella, Mount, Fernandez, Gallagher, Ziyech, Havertz, Mudryk
Substitutes: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Chukwuemeka, Madueke, Sterling, D Fofana
Fulham: Leno, Tete, Diop, Ream (c), Robinson, Reed, Palhinha, Willian, Pereira, Decordovia-Reid, Mitrovic
Substitutes: Rodak, Kurzawa, Adarabioyo, Duffy, Cairney, James, Solomon, Wilson, Vinicius
Referee: Stuart Attwell