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Jose Mourinho plots Chelsea changes against NK Olimpija Ljubljana

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Chelsea face NK Olimpija Ljubljana in their fourth preseason match of the summer at the Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Jose Mourinho and co are unbeaten so far, having drawn their most recent fixture against Austrian side RZ Pellets last Wednesday.

The likes of Filipe Luis and Nemanja Matic got more than an hour under their belts against the Austrians, while Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma and John Terry all played the full match.

Changes coming?

Mourinho opted to go with an experienced defence and youthful attack, spearheaded by Patrick Bamford. The talented striker impressed on loan at Derby County last season and is looking to stake his claim for a first-team role.

But it could be the turn of the big names in Slovenia, as Mourinho has already promised Chelsea fans that they will get a first look at Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas on Sunday. Whether that's from the start or from the bench remains to be seen.

Still, we can expect to see a few more familiar names in attack, with the likes of Isaiah Brown, Lewis Baker and Bamford likely dropping back to the bench.

Here's the GiveMeSport predicted lineup

Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Luis, Matic, Romeu, Salah, Fabregas, Chalobah, Costa

Key details for the match against NK Olimpija Ljubljana...

NK Olimpija Ljubljana v Chelsea; Stozice Stadium; Sunday 27th July; KO 16:15

After Slovenia, Chelsea travel to the Netherlands to face Vitesse Arnhem before their preseason really moves up a level with fixtures against Werder Bremen, Ferencvaros and Real Sociedad.

The Blues travel to Burnley for their opening Premier League fixture.

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