Who Is Chelsea's Best Starting XI?

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Who Is Chelsea's Best Starting XI?
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As the old boxing adage goes: “Styles make fights.” The same notion applies in football.

Different players will enjoy different success against varying teams, but the best 11 players on a team is a concrete idea given the tactics employed by the manager.

Roman Abramovich's fortune has afforded Jose Mourinho multiple quality options at every position. This leads many to pontificate and speculate about which starting XI gives the Blues their best chance to win.

January 2014's acquisitions, in the form of Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah, have only added to the Portuguese’s embarrassment of riches. With Chelsea on top of the Premier League and still evolving—too much quality is a great problem to have.


This article's based on Jose Mourinho's preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.

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