Chelsea Vs Liverpool : FA Cup (2 - 0) On 3rd March 2020
Chelsea: Lampard has dropped a strong hint that goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will return after being dropped for the last six matches.
At Bournemouth last weekend, Lampard persevered with three-man defence which made its return against Tottenham and Liverpool so it makes sense to assume that system will be used again, although it should be noted that Chelsea employed a back four in their two previous meetings with Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.
Michy Batshuayi scored in the win at Hull in the previous round and is expected to be drafted in to give Olivier Giroud a breather with Abraham’s return date still uncertain.
Meanwhile, Andreas Christensen (knock), N’Golo Kante (adductor), Tammy Abraham (ankle), Christian Pulisic (adductor) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring).
Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp is expected to ring the changes once again.
Youngsters Curtis Jones and Neco Williams are expected to get their latest chance to shine on the senior stage, though Harvey Elliott will miss out after being called up to the squad to face Benfica in the Uefa Youth League.
That is likely to force Klopp into using at least one first-team regular alongside fringe players such as Takumi Minamino, Adam Lallana and Joel Matip.
James Milner is also in line to return after missing the last two games with a muscle problem.
Chelsea XI (3-4-3): Kepa, Tomori, Rudiger, Zouma; James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Williams, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Lallana, Chirivella, Jones; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Origi