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Chelsea fans’ preferred lineup against Brighton: Four center backs, and a partridge in a pear tree

Chelsea vs. Brighton, Premier League: Preferred lineup

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When I posted the initial questionnaire about the preferred lineup, I had not realized that Malo Gusto had been ruled out, thus creating a significant shortage of full backs in the team.

Over 60% of voters were in a similar boat. Alas, Gusto will sit out.

With neither Pochettino nor the community rating Ian Maatsen (26%), we are left with a four-back solution featuring only center backs in defense.

The rest of the team should be quite familiar at this point, with Enzo and Caicedo in the middle and the three lions of the Three Lions supporting a lone center forward in attack.

4-2-3-1 (61%)
Sánchez (89%) | Colwill (93%), Badiashile (64%), Silva (74%), Disasi (82%) | Enzo (96%), CAicedo (97%) | Sterling (92%), Gallagher (83%), Palmer (96%) | Jackson (51%)

Jackson beat out Armando Broja (41%) by a fairly close margain to keep his starting spot. Mykhailo Mudryk (29%) was the best of the rest in terms of votes. Noni Madueke, Lesley Ugochukwu, and the rest not mentioned all finished with 6% or less.

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