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How Chelsea could line up against Nottingham Forest

Ahead of Saturday's FA Cup clash between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest, Sports Mole looks at how Maurizio Sarri's side could line up at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea head into Saturday's FA Cup tie with Nottingham Forest having failed to score in their last two fixtures at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues remain in fourth place in the Premier League standings, but Maurizio Sarri's side failed to net against either Leicester City or Southampton.

Chelsea have now not scored more than two goals in a match since November 29, and it leaves Sarri having to consider his options during the January transfer window.

The head coach has a number of selection dilemmas ahead of this match, and here Sports Mole looks at how his team could line up against the Championship outfit.



CHEXI VS. NOT

Out: Olivier Giroud (ankle), Marco van Ginkel (knee)
Doubtful: Pedro (hamstring), Willian (knock), Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring), Mateo Kovacic (illness), Danny Drinkwater (unknown)

Chelsea will be without Olivier Giroud due to an ankle injury, so Alvaro Morata is expected to keep his place in the starting lineup.

Pedro and Willian may not be risked ahead of the EFL Cup semi-final with Tottenham Hotspur, so Eden Hazard should start with Callum Hudson-Odoi potentially an option during the second half.

Cesc Fabregas will start on what could be his final appearance for the Blues, while Mateo Kovacic could also feature if he has recovered from illness.

Sarri will likely change his entire back four with Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen, Ethan Ampadu and Emerson Palmieri all in contention to feature in the first XI.

Willy Caballero should replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, with the Spaniard being preferred in the EFL Cup three days later.

Who will win Saturday's FA Cup clash between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest?

Chelsea
Draw
Nottingham Forest
Chelsea
67.2%
Draw
6.9%
Nottingham Forest
25.9%
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Maurizio Sarri on the touchline during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Crystal Palace on November 4, 2018
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