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How should Chelsea line up against defending Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday?

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Chelsea return to football after the international break with back-to-back massive home games, first against Leicester City on Saturday, then against Manchester United the following weekend.

The defending Premier League champions, whose title defense is going about as well as Chelsea's did last season (8 points from 7 games) — though in fairness, everyone expected Leicester to drop off and no one expected Chelsea to do so — will be looking for their first win in three Premier League games, as well as their first points away from home all season.  They will no doubt be extra motivated by Chelsea's comeback win at the King Power Stadium earlier this season in the League Cup, even though that match featured a largely rotated squad from both sides.

For Chelsea, the hardest question will be one of tactics and formation.  The three-man backline passed its first test at Hull City two weeks ago, but the likes of Vardy and Slimani and Mahrez would no doubt provide a tougher test than whatever jokers Hull were running out.  So maybe Conte will opt for something more familiar.  Of course, here we're just looking for what you would do, rather than what you think Chelsea and Conte might.

The squad is mostly healthy and available.  John Terry should be back healthy finally.  Kurt Zouma's getting close but is probably a couple weeks away.  Victor Moses had picked up a knock in the last game that ruled him out of international duty; his status is unknown at this time.  Mikel also may or may not have had some sort of muscle injury, but he played for Nigeria last weekend so he should be good to go for Chelsea as well.

I'm assuming Willian will not be available as he's now back in Brazil following his mother's passing on Wednesday.  I expect Conte will confirm as much in his press conference on Friday.

Until then, choose wisely.

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