FA Cup: Leicester vs Chelsea: Team news, injuries, possible lineups


Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will on Sunday evening battle Leicester City away in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Kings Power.

Conte’s men hope to bounce back from their Champions League disappointment in the hands of Barcelona after they were dumped out from the competition with a 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Conte has no fresh faces at his disposal as the Blues take on Leicester.

The Italian gaffer is poised to pick his first-choice line-up for the game.

Thibaut Courtois is likely to be rested, with Willy Caballero taking his place in the starting XI.

Defender David Luiz (ankle) and midfielder Ross Barkley (hamstring) are out.

Meanwhile, Leicester coach, Claude Puel is expected to have an unchanged squad for the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea.

Daniel Amartey will not return from his hamstring injury until after the international break, while Robert Huth continues to work his way back from the ankle problem that has blighted his campaign.

Kelechi Iheanacho will hope to play, while the likes of Aleksander Dragovic, Christian Fuchs, Matty James and Marc Albrighton could also come into contention for recalls.

Leicester and Chelsea have met in five previous seasons in the FA Cup.

The Blues have progressed in all five ties, most recently in the quarter-final in 2011/12.

Chelsea potential starting XI: Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Moses, Willian, Cahill, Christensen

Leicester City potential starting XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Dragovic, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, Iborra, Gray, Vardy, Okazaki

The kick off time for the match is 5:30pm


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