Reports have claimed that Raheem Sterling is now the most likely candidate to start up front for Chelsea on Monday night.

According to Football London, the game is going to come too soon for Armando Broja to be able to start for the West London derby against Fulham.

Mauricio Pochettino has a big decision on his hands when it comes to who will play up front for the Blues on Monday night

He has started Nicolas Jackson in every league game so far, with him only finding the net once before finally scoring again in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

The Senegal international however will not be available for the next game, with him set to serve a one game suspension.

He has picked up five yellow cards for dissent in just six Premier League games, with that no doubt being a real source of frustration for the manager.

The Argentine has claimed that he has had a meeting with the player to discuss the matter, however this did seemingly not reach the desired conclusion.

Sterling more likely to start up front
Broja is pushing towards a return to the first team after spending nearly nine months out injured.

He has made two appearances off the bench so far, with him beginning to get back to fitness.

However, it has been widely claimed that he is not yet ready to start, and therefore Pochettino will have to look elsewhere on Monday.

It has been claimed that he could look to Sterling, who only came off the bench in the victory over Brighton.

This would allow another attacker to start, with the England international likely to be joining Mykhailo Mudryk in the frontline.

It is likely the final spot will be filled by one of Cole Palmer or Ian Maatsen, after their impressive displays in midweek

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