Middlesbrough V Chelsea: FA Cup Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Middlesbrough V Chelsea: FA Cup Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Chelsea negotiated a tricky Champions League second leg against Lille on Wednesday evening so manager Thomas Tuchel may consider making a few changes for the FA Cup quarter-final clash versus Middlesbrough tomorrow.

Andreas Christensen (muscular) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles) and Reece James (hamstring) are all doubts for the match, while Saul Niguez (virus) and Ben Chilwell (knee) have been ruled out.

Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Face Middlesbrough:

Kepa, Chalobah, Rudiger, Sarr, Ziyech, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso, Mount, Lukaku, Werner

Boro boss Chris Wilder has confirmed that both Andraz Sporar and James Lea Siliki are back in contention after illness but Riley McGree is still sidelined with a calf injury.

Middlesbrough’s Predicted XI:

Lumley, Jones, Dijksteel, McNair, Fry, Taylor, Crooks, Howson, Tavernier, Balogun, Connolly

The bookies have made Chelsea red hot favourites with Betfred pricing them at 8/15 odds-on for the win. A draw after 90 minutes is 18/5 with Sky Bet while a victory for Middlesbrough is 13/2 at the same bookmaker.

Predicted Score – 1-0 to Chelsea

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.