Reece James Chelsea
Reece James

Chelsea picked up a well-deserved win against Manchester City in the English Premier League and next up they shift their focus to the FA Cup.

On Sunday, the Blues travel to the King Power Stadium in order to take on Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and after the 2-1 win over City, Lampard’s men will be really hopeful of picking up a win vs Brendan Rodgers’ men.

Chelsea have won seven of their last eight matches in the FA Cup and given the kind of form that they are in since Project Restart began, everyone will be hoping for an easy Blues win.

And while the Blues are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches against Leicester in all competitions, Lampard is expected to make a few changes to his starting XI which could just work out in favour of the Foxes.

Chelsea team news vs Leicester City:

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been in goal for their last two matches in the PL but Willy Caballero could come into the side on Sunday at the King Power.

Antonio Rudiger will hopefully keep his place in the starting line-up while Christensen should be rested as Kurt Zouma comes into central defence.

Azpilicueta will be given a much-deserved rest as Reece James starts at right-back but Marcos Alonso should be holding onto his spot in the first XI.

Jorginho has not played since Project Restart began but the Italian will come into the side replacing N’Golo Kante in defensive midfield.

Mason Mount should retain his place in the starting line-up with Mateo Kovacic coming into the side, after having made a substitutes appearance vs Manchester City on Thursday.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is still out injured with an ankle injury meaning Willian should be getting yet another start. But there’s also a chance that Pedro gets a nod ahead of the Brazilian down the right flank.

Christian Pulisic was once again the star of the show for Chelsea in midweek and it will be interesting to see if his manager hands him another start on Sunday.

Olivier Giroud was surprisingly selected upfront vs Man City but Frank Lampard will rest the Frenchman, thereby bringing in young Tammy Abraham to lead the attacking line.

Chelsea’s predicted XI vs Leicester City:

Possible XI: Willy Caballero; Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Alonso, Reece James; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount; Pulisic, Tammy Abraham, Willian/Pedro.

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