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How Chelsea could line up against Manchester United

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Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.

Chelsea will be looking to reach a third FA Cup final in the last four seasons when they face Manchester United in the semi-finals at Wembley on Sunday.

The Blues are embroiled in a fascinating top-four race which includes opponents United, but they must put that on hold to focus on the cup in what is a repeat of the 2018 and 2007 finals.

Chelsea come into the match off the back of a 1-0 victory over Norwich City on Tuesday night, keeping them third in the Premier League table.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Frank Lampard could set his side out at Wembley.



Out: N'Golo Kante (hamstring), Billy Gilmour (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee)
Doubtful: None

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

Chelsea perhaps have less need to rest players than United given that they have had two extra days to recover since their last Premier League outing, but Lampard will still have one eye on his side's final two top-flight games against Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Rotation is still therefore expected despite the importance of this game too, with the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi among those pushing for a recall to the starting XI.

Ross Barkley was the hero in the quarter-final with his third FA Cup goal of the season, and he could be rewarded with a start this time around.

N'Golo Kante and Billy Gilmour remain unavailable, though, leaving Jorginho as the standout choice to start in the holding midfield role once again.

Fikayo Tomori's return to fitness means that Lampard could name an entirely different back five for this match, with Reece James, Andreas Christensen and Emerson Palmieri all pushing for starts too.

Willy Caballero is also expected to come into the starting lineup in place of first-choice Kepa Arrizabalaga.

> Click here to see how Manchester United could line up for this contest

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3Chelsea64111221013
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool64201541114
2Manchester CityMan City64111211113
3Chelsea64111221013
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd6411135813
5Everton6411127513
6Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham6321138511
8Aston Villa631297210
9Brentford62318539
10Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
11Watford621379-27
12Leicester CityLeicester6213710-37
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves620435-26
14Arsenal520329-76
15Crystal Palace512258-35
16Southampton604247-34
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle6033714-73
18Leeds UnitedLeeds6033614-83
19Burnley6024511-62
20Norwich CityNorwich6006216-140
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