Chelsea lineup for FA Cup clash against Leicester

Mauricio Pochettino has made two alterations to the Chelsea lineup for today’s FA Cup quarter-final match against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.

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A win for Chelsea against Leicester today would clinch a semifinal berth in the FA Cup, marking a second visit to Wembley Stadium this season.

For this crucial match, Pochettino has decided to make a goalkeeper swap. Djordje Petrovic will be on the bench, making way for Rob Sanchez, who was in goal during the victory against Leeds United in the previous round.

Malo Gusto retains his position on the right side of what looks to be a four-man defense. Axel Disasi and Trevoh Chalobah will pair up as center-backs, while Marc Cucurella is once again starting as left-back. Additionally, Ben Chilwell makes a comeback to the team.

Due to Enzo Fernandez’s suspension, an adjustment was necessary in Chelsea’s midfield. Pochettino has chosen to position Conor Gallagher next to Moises Caicedo in the central midfield area.

Mykhailo Mudryk, fresh from scoring as a substitute in Monday night’s game against Newcastle, earns a spot in the starting attack for the Blues, alongside English internationals Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling.

Nicolas Jackson, having found the net in his last two appearances, aims to continue his scoring streak today. The forward from Senegal spearheads Chelsea’s attack.

Chelsea: Sanchez; Gusto, Disasi, Chalobah, Cucurella; Gallagher, Caicedo; Sterling, Palmer, Mudryk; Jackson

Chelsea substitutes: Petrovic, Badiashile, Thiago Silva, Acheampong, Chilwell, Harrison, Chukwuemeka, Madueke, Deivid Washington

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