Chelsea will be playing today, Friday, in the FA Cup fifth round against the Championship side, Hull City, where the Blues Chelsea FC will eye to win against the Championship side and avoid any loss or a draw in order to qualify from this match at home and don’t repeat Norwich City’s mistake where Chelsea had to qualify over two legs, and through penalties.
Chelsea were expected to rest some players such as Pedro and Giroud for Barcelona match, but Antonio Conte seems he doesn’t want to take this match in an easy way, and he wants to win with the strongest possible squad.
The starting Xl is as the following:
Goalkeeper: Willy Caballero
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Gary Cahill, and Ethan Ampadu
Midfielders: Emerson Palmieri, Danny Drinkwater, Cesc Fabregas, and Davide Zappacosta
Forward: Willian, Pedro, and Oliver Giroud
Bench: Eduardo, Nathaniel Chalobah, Dujon Sterling, Scott, Victor Moses, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Alvaro Morata.
With this strong starting Xl, a surprise starting xl, Chelsea has to qualify from this match and avoid the second leg in order to rest the players for the Barcelona clash in the Champions League next week, and the second leg next month. We expect a 2-0 win for Chelsea FC.