FA Cup: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Play Derby
Chelsea take on high-flying Championship outfit Derby County on Sunday afternoon in the third round of the FA Cup. Here is our predicted starting line-up:
Chelsea take on high-flying Championship outfit Derby County on Sunday afternoon in the third round of the FA Cup.
Jose Mourinho is expected to make several changes to his starting line-up and rest some of his key men for the game.
Mark Schwarzer is likely to feature in goal while David Luiz should get a recall having sat out Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Southampton through suspension, with captain John Terry the man most likely to drop out.
Youngster Tomas Kalas could also get a rare start while Cesar Azpilicueta should continue at right-back with Branislav Ivanovic ruled out through injury.
Veteran Michael Essien could also start with Frank Lampard ruled out, while Willian and Andre Schurrle may get the nod in attack alongside Oscar. Eden Hazard could get a rest and Juan Mata is unlikely to feature after reacting badly to being subbed on Wednesday.
Samuel Eto’o is expected to start up front in place of Fernando Torres, although Demba Ba is also pushing for a recall. Here is our predicted line-up:
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