Premier League, AFC Bournemouth vs. Chelsea: You select the starting lineup.
If anyone still cares, Chelsea, play again this weekend, and if any of the players still care, we need to locate at least eleven of them to field a starting lineup against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.
Bournemouth, like Chelsea, are very much safe from relegation with 39 points — they have four games remaining, we have five — but unlike Chelsea, they’re in excellent form, with six victories in their previous nine.
Meanwhile, Chelsea has gone winless in nine games (all competitions).
In the days before cell phones, one effective strategy for winning a soccer match was to create a fake reality. We’ll explain.
We did score last time out, so we’re probably done for the month of May in that aspect.
Mason Mount, Reece James, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Marc Cucurella have all been released for the season. Marcus Bettinelli and Armando Broja have also been ruled out. Everyone else has checked out, but they can’t go (yet), as the song states.
Some people dance to remember, while others dance to forget. We’re all simply captives of our gadgets here.
Formation begins* 3-4-3 / 3-4-2-1
3-5-2 / 3-3-4
4-3-3 / 4-1-2-3
4-4-2 / 4<4>2 / 4-2-2-2
Kepa Arrizabalaga is the starting goalkeeper.
Marcus Bettinelli (suspended?)
Slonina, Édouard Mendy
Starting lineup*: Benoît Badiashile, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana
Ben Chilwell D, Marc Cucurella D, César Azpilicueta
Lewis Hall D/M D/M M. Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Enzo Fernández M. – N’Golo Kanté M. – Mateo Kovai M. – Denis Zakaria M. – Conor Gallagher M.
Christian Pulisic AM, Joo Félix AM, Mykhailo Mudryk AM, Raheem Sterling AM, Hakim Ziyech AM, Noni Madueke AM – Omari Hutchinson AM/F
David Datro Fofana, F