Confirmed line-up Chelsea vs Leicester City: Havertz absent and Kovacic on the bench

Thomas Tuchel has made three changes to the team that was beaten in the FA Cup final, with Edouard Mendy returning in goal and Christian Pulisic returning to the starting line-up.

Kai Havertz is absent from the squad, while Mateo Kovacic has made a return to the bench.

See the team below

Chelsea starting XI (3-4-2-1) Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Pulisic, Mount; Werner.

Substitutes: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Zouma, Emerson, Kovacic, Ziyech, Abraham, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi.

Leicester City starting XI (3-4-2-1) Schmeichel; Castagne, Fofana, Soyuncu; Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Thomas; Perez, Maddison; Vardy.

Substitutes: Ward, Morgan, Amartey, Pereira, Fuchs, Choudhury, Mendy, Praet, Iheanacho.

Referee Mike Dean.

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