Former Chelsea Star, Pat Nevin has given reasons why some players will have to struggle for a spot in the team this season.
Nevin said N’Golo Kante cannot be dropped while Jorginho is a favorite of the coach, Maurizio Sarri.
According to him, Fabregas, Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Danny Drinkwater and Mateo Kovacic will have to battle for just a spot this season.
Nevin told Chelsea’s website, “Talking of Ross Barkley, it brings back the discussion of what will be the manager’s first-choice midfield three as the season develops.
“N’Golo Kante, obviously, is undroppable in any shape or form and Jorginho is the gaffer’s man, so should get an initial run in the team.
“That leaves Cesc Fabregas, Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Danny Drinkwater and now Mateo Kovacic all fighting for that one spot.
“There is even the possibility that if you play [Eden] Hazard and Willian wide up front, Pedro might stick his oar in for that particular berth.
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“I mentioned this last week and have been ruminating on it ever since.
“The short answer is that the manager can adapt and change for different games and the different styles of teams we are up against.
“Whether it is home or away might also have an effect.”