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By on January 3, 2014

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Chelsea take on Derby County at Pride Park on Sunday afternoon in the third round of the FA Cup.

Ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho has been speaking at his press conference and gave reporters the latest team and injury news.

The Blues boss told ChelseaFC.com that he will take the competition seriously and play his strongest team in order to avoid an upset or having to play a replay. Mourinho did confirm that Mark Schwarzer will replace Petr Cech in goal and face his former club, but otherwise he will pick his first team.

Ryan Bertrand is also fit and available having returned from a knee injury and the defender was close to being named on the bench against Southampton on New Year’s Day.

Brazilian David Luiz is also available again having served a one-game ban at St Mary’s and could return to the starting eleven this weekend.

However, midfielder Frank Lampard remains out with a muscle injury and he’s joined on the sidelines by Branislav Ivanovic, who misses out with a knee injury that’s likely to keep him on the treatment table until the end of the month.

Mourinho will therefore pick his eleven from the following squad:

Cech, Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Eto’o, Blackman, Bertrand.

What starting eleven would you like to see start on Sunday? Share your thoughts below.

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6 Comments

  1. pires

    January 3, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Mourinho shf at least try and play mata in his position for once

  2. pires

    January 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Mourinho shd at least try and play mata in his position for once

  3. Dennis Oletukovie

    January 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Whenever Mourihno is playing Mata behind d striker (10), he shud play both Hazard and Willian who are strong and very fast in d wing so as to help d situation @ hand.
    On d other hand, i prefer bringing Oscar from d bench than Mata cos 2nd half game is more difficult 2 play than d 1st half – so, Oscar’s tackling ability ll b of immense help. Thanks.

  4. Osimen m daniel

    January 4, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Plsss mouhinor let mata play his role becoz u gradually killing him on bench,.

  5. Richard Tommy

    January 4, 2014 at 5:27 am

    I cannot really imagine the present state of MATA’s form, a player that was voted CHELSEA’s player of the season for two consecutive seasons. Who do we blame for his present form is it MOURINHO or HIMSELF ( MATA ) but what ever must have gone wrong, CHELSEA shouldn’t even dream of selling him because I believe he will pick form someday. We should also remember that FORM is temporary but CLASS is permanent and JUAN MATA is a CLASS anyday anytime. My starting line up for d FA cup against DERBY COUNTY should be as given below :
    ……………………. CECH ……………………………..
    ASPILICUETA…LUIZ….CAHILL…..BETRAND
    …………….ESSIEN………..MIKEL……………….
    HAZARD……………MATA……………KEVIN D.B
    …………………….DEMBA BA………………………
    Up CHELSEA till fowl grow teeth.

  6. ofoje chigozie

    January 4, 2014 at 7:48 am

    …………………………cech…………………………….
    Azpi………luiz……………….terry…….cole
    ………………ramirez……mikel……………
    Kevin de………………………………….hazard
    …………………………mata………………………….
    …………………………torres……………………….

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