Chelsea roster set to start against Luton in FA Cup
Chelsea fans need something to enjoy again, and a Sunday FA Cup fourth round victory over Luton Town would be a good start.
Frank Lampard’s man endured a horrific run of form in the Premier League, but the boss is hoping to use this game as a chance to inject some much-needed enthusiasm into his stammering team.
Let’s take a look at which team Lampard should go for.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK) – Relegated to the bench in the Premier League, Kepa’s few minutes’ chances have come so far in cup competitions and expect Lampard to look to the Spaniard here.
Reece James (RB) – James had a rough time last time out against Leicester and could settle for a lower game to try and regain his bearings.
Kurt Zouma (CB) – Why Zouma was left out of the squad in the first place is speculation, but the Frenchman should be brought back to show Lampard what he was missing.
Andreas Christensen (CB) – Antonio Rudiger didn’t exactly cover himself in glory when he returned to the starting lineup, so Christensen should get a rare run-out in his place.
Emerson (LB) – Ben Chilwell has been playing a lot of football lately and could get some rest, and Emerson is a capable substitute eager to prove himself.
Jorginho (DM) – With N’Golo Kante struggling with an injury, expect Jorginho to return to Chelsea’s midfielder base for this one.
Mason frame (CM) – Lampard needs players he can trust to fight for him, and no one has seemed more committed to the cause than Mount.
Kai Havertz (CM) – A good performance in the last round against Morecambe gave Havertz a slight boost in confidence, and the same in this one would be a treat.
Christian Pulisic (RW) – Pulisic hasn’t really started this season yet and could put on a good performance against Luton.
Tammy Abraham (ST) – Abraham has only started one Premier League game in 2021 and probably never should have been taken out of the squad in the first place. It is time to regain this momentum.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (LW) – Eventually clinched against Leicester, Hudson-Odoi didn’t quite seize the opportunity – but he’s still shown enough in recent weeks to deserve another start.
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