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Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-2-1) vs Sheffield United, Pulisic and Giroud start

Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-2-1) vs Sheffield United

Chelsea host Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday.

The Blues are unbeaten in 14 straight games and they have conceded just three goals during this period.

Thomas Tuchel‘s side are overwhelming favourites to beat the Blades, but they will need to guard against complacency.

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Predicted Line-up:

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the deputy goalkeeper behind Edouard Mendy this term. However, he has started the last three FA Cup games and is likely to get the nod tomorrow.

The backline may witness one change with Kurt Zouma making way for the return of Andreas Christensen. The Dane should feature on either side of Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger.

Elsewhere, Reece James and Marcos Alonso may be rested for the Cup tie. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell are likely to take up the right and left wing-back positions respectively.

In the midfield, Jorginho is likely to start after missing the midweek European tie through suspension. Tuchel has been cautious over N’Golo Kante’s fitness and the Frenchman may be rested. Mateo Kovacic should accompany Jorginho.

Further forward, Mason Mount should return to the mix after being suspended for Champions League duty. Christian Pulisic may get the nod alongside him after playing just 13 minutes against Atletico Madrid.

Olivier Giroud is likely to start upfront ahead of Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham. The Frenchman has not got off the bench in the last four games and he may get the chance to impress tomorrow.

Predicted Chelsea line-up (3-4-2-1): Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell, Mount, Pulisic, Giroud.

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