Predicted Chelsea Lineup 3-4-3 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Fabregas starts

Cesc Fabregas
Fabregas to start

Premier League toppers Chelsea will look to maintain their good run in the FA Cup when they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Fifth Round.

The Blues have enjoyed easy victories over Peterborough and Brentford during the previous rounds, but they may have to be wary of the threat Wolves possess upfront with Helder Costa.

Antonio Conte is due to make plenty of changes to his squad on Saturday with the likes of Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic all dropping to the bench, while there could be opportunities for Cesc Fabregas and other fringe players in the lineup.

Formation: 3-4-3


Bosnian international Asmir Begovic will earn a rare chance in the starting lineup. The shot-stopper has been the Cup specialist for the Blues this term.

John Terry is said to have overcome the gash on his leg, and he will take up a position in the three-man defence likely to be accompanied by Kurt Zouma and Gary Cahill.

Both Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso will be rested for the clash, and this could see Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Ake occupy the right wing-back and left wing-back positions respectively.

In the heart of midfield will be Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Cesc Fabregas. The England Under-21 international will play as the midfield anchor thus providing Fabregas with the chance to showcase his creativity versus the Wolves.

Moving forward, both Willian and Pedro have started in the previous Cup outings, and they will be expected to feature from the off once again. The pair are likely to feature in the right and left-wing respectively while Michy Batshuayi could be backed to earn another Cup start.