Fabregas Rested, Willian Starts: Strongest Chelsea XI Face Manchester United In The FA Cup

Team News:
Chelsea have a fully fit squad that gives Conte the leverage to choose any XI he feels will be strong enough to beat the Red Devils.

Expected Chelsea Lineup To Face Manchester United
Formation: 3-4-3
GK: Asmir Begovic

Begovic is the cup keeper for Chelsea and there is no reason why he has to be replaced by Courtois for this game and should start in between the sticks.

CB: Cesar Azpilicueta

The Spanish defender has been in exceptional form for Chelsea this season and he will up against the likes of Martial and Rashford who are in decent form at the moment.

CB: David Luiz

Was troubled in the game against West Ham but has been superb at the back for Chelsea this season and should keep his place in the side for this game.

CB: Kurt Zouma

Though Conte does not like to tamper with his lineups, Cahill deserves a rest as much as Zouma deserves a first team chance and this game could be the perfect opportunity for Conte to do both.

RM: Victor Moses

The versatile winger has been a key player for Chelsea at both ends of the field and Conte cannot dispense with him for such a crunch game.

CM: Nemanja Matic

Though Fabregas has been unstoppable recently, Matic should start ahead of him in this tie to add some mettle to the midfield for his side.

CM: N’Golo Kante

The never-tiring and relentless machine that Kante is, he will yet again have an important role to play and will be up against France Paul Pogba.

LM: Nathan Ake

The Dutch defender cum wing-back should start ahead of Marcos Alonso against the Red Devils given his impressive performances in the last few cup games.

RW: Willian

The Brazilian winger has not been able to get into the first team regularly this season and Conte should rest Hazard from the first team to accommodate Willian on the flank.

LW: Pedro

The Spanish winger has been in devastating form in recent games and was also on the top of his game against West Ham. He should start on the left-wing in this game for Chelsea.

ST: Diego Costa

The top goal scorer for Chelsea this season, Costa is the most important weapon for the Blues in this competition and Conte cannot even contemplate resting him for this game.

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