Frank Lampard has selection headaches all over the pitch right now with in form players and returning injured players staking claims for a start.
It’s a great problem to have for the manager and something that the top sides need in the shape of strength in depth.
But how do you keep all these players happy? Rotation can be an option but sometimes unsettling. It’s also important to keep a winning core of players, especially after winning the last 5 games on the bounce.
It might just be a case of some players needing to wait their chance in other competitions. As the season goes on Chelsea will be playing more games and fatigue will be creeping in, so there will be no choice but to rotate.
But one player who is staking a claim for a start right now is Christian Pulisic. The United States international has had a good couple of substitute appearances in the last two matches, and has probably earned a start now.
But who do you drop? Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian are both playing well in his position and don’t deserve to be dropped.
There is another obvious option that looks more likely right now. Mason Mount has been one of Chelsea’s best players this season but has looked off in his last few matches in the league and for England.
So perhaps it might be wise to rest him and pick Pulisic ahead of him on merit in the next couple of matches at least.
Willian has always said that he prefers to play centrally. So lets play him centrally in the number 10 role, and put Pulisic on the wing opposite Hudson-Odoi.
I have always liked Willian in the central role in the handful of times I have seen him play there and think he will be good there.
So in a 4-2-3-1, use Hudson-Odoi, Willian and Pulisic as the 3, with Kovacic and Jorginho behind him. I think you have a great winning formula there.