MX23RW : Tuesday, April 7 05:55:17| >> :120:24574:24574:
Jan 25, 2020 at 5.30pm UK at The KCOM Stadium
Attendance: 24,109
Hull City
Grosicki (78')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Batshuayi (6'), Tomori (64')

How Chelsea could line up against Hull City

Ahead of Saturday's FA Cup tie between Hull City and Chelsea, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up at the KCOM Stadium.

Chelsea take on Hull City in the FA Cup fourth round looking to return to winning ways after a poor few days in the Premier League.

On the back of a late defeat at Newcastle United, the Blues could only record a 2-2 draw with 10-man Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

However, despite planning to make many alterations, Frank Lampard will expect his players to produce an improved showing against the Championship outfit.

Here, Sports Mole predicts how the West Londoners could line up at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday evening.


Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles), Christian Pulisic (groin),
Doubtful: Reece James (knee), Tammy Abraham (ankle)

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

The most significant changes are expected in defence with Lampard potentially changing all five players at the back, which will include a recall for Willy Caballero.

Academy graduate Tariq Lamptey could get the nod at right-back as Reece James is eased back after a knee injury, while Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori are in line to play in the centre.

Having overcome a glute injury, Marcos Alonso should get the nod at left-back ahead of Emerson Palmieri and Cesar Azpilicueta, who could miss out entirely after a busy schedule.

Further forward, Mateo Kovacic may take over duties in front of the back four to allow Ross Barkley and Mason Mount to be used in more advanced positions.

Pedro is almost a certain starter on the flank, while Willian will likely be preferred to Callum Hudson-Odoi after sitting out the final 20 minutes against Arsenal.

Michy Batshuayi will start down the middle, leaving either Tammy Abraham or Olivier Giroud to be named as his deputy on the substitutes' bench.

Share this article now:
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Lemar pictured ahead of a Champions League match in September 2019
Read Next:
Chelsea offered Thomas Lemar ahead of Spurs?
Latest Sports Video
Did you know...?
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Live scores banner
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!