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