We predict the Chelsea team for today’s clash with Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.
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The veteran played in the Third Round win at Derby County and could again be given the nod ahead of Cech. But, despite the changes made under Mark Hughes, Stoke are not averse to pumping balls into the box and Schwarzer must be varying of the threat posed by Peter Crouch and co.
With Cesar Azpilicueta switching flanks, there is a distinct lack of competition for Ivanovic’s place at right back at the moment. But the powerful Serb has been one of Chelsea’s best players this season and should feature here.
The England defender has lost his place in the Premier League to right-footed Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta but is likely to be handed some game-time by Mourinho against the Potters.
Cahill started the last round against Derby and should be given the nod here, with 33-year-old John Terry set to be given a rest.
Like Cahill, Luiz will almost certainly play to allow Chelsea to remain competitive while Terry is given the weekend off.