Higuain starts, Strongest Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Sheffield Wednesday

Chelsea have the opportunity to maintain the recent momentum when they contest Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday evening.

The Blues boosted their morale with a penalty shootout triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in midweek which saw them progress to the League Cup final.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the Blues’ first-choice goalkeeper this term but he could be rested for the weekend with Willy Caballero starting between the sticks.

In the defence, Sarri may likewise choose his reserve options and this may witness starts for the likes of David Zappacosta, Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen.

Zappacosta should feature in the right-back with the recently out-of-form Marcos Alonso on the opposite flank while Cahill and Christensen should take up the central defensive duties.

Onto the midfield, Ross Barkley remains a strong candidate to feature after being sparingly used from the starting lineup of late and he could be accompanied by young Ethan Ampadu and N’Golo Kante.

In the attack, Eden Hazard may feature from the bench at best and hence, we are fancying Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi to take up the right and left wing roles respectively.

Upfront, Gonzalo Higuain should make his debut for the Blues and he has the perfect opportunity to hit the ground running with a strong showing. The Argentine may, however, not last for the entire 90 minutes.

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