Sunday, 18 March 2018

Leicester vs Chelsea predicted XI: Antonio Conte’s possible FA Cup rotations


Leicester City vs Chelsea

By the end of Sunday we’ll know the final four teams in the FA Cup semifinals.

Tottenham booked their spot in the semis with a comfortable 3-0 win away at Swansea on Saturday.

Man United also advanced after a 2-0 home win over Brighton.

On Sunday the action continues with former FA Cup champs Wigan taking on Southampton, now under the management of Mark Hughes.

The final match is the all-Premier League clash between Leicester and Chelsea.

Predicted XIs: Antonio Conte’s possible FA Cup rotations

Ahead of the match at the King power Stadium, the Guardian and the Times have gone about predicting how Leicester and Chelsea will line-up on Sunday.

Leicester seem to be the easier side to predict, as both papers have selected he same eleven players for the Foxes.

Jamie Vardy will lead the attack, while Shinji Okazaki will play in the supporting central role. Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton will operate down the wings for Claude Puel.

But how will Chelsea line-up after they lost 3-0 at Barcelona in the Champions League last week?

Antonio Conte could rotate his side in several areas of the pitch.

Olivier Giroud started the match at the Camp Nou, however the French international could be replaced by Alvaro Morata in the starting XI.

As for Gary Cahill, last week was rough. He was left on the bench at Barcelona, while he’s been omitted from the England squad.

Cahill could receive a pick-me-up on Sunday if he’s selected ahead of Antonio Rudiger or Cesar Azpilicueta at the back for the Blues.

Conte could also chose to rotate his wing-backs this weekend. Emerson Palmieri and Davide Zappacosta could come in for Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses.

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