Kepa rested, Pedro and Batshuayi start – The Chelsea team fans want to see vs Nottingham Forest

FA Cup third round weekend has already offered up some surprise results.

Chelsea are in action against Championship team Nottingham Forest this afternoon, as Sabri Lamouchi’s men visit Stamford Bridge looking to cause a cup upset.

The game may come as a welcome distraction to Chelsea’s indifferent form in the league in recent weeks, with Frank Lampard’s men having to settle for a draw against Brighton in their last outing.

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It is likely that the Chelsea boss will make changes for the tie, but he has some big decisions to make on who should start against Forest.

With that in mind, gave Blues’ fans the chance to have their say on the lineup they would like to see be named for the FA Cup game. Here is what they thought.

One of the changes that is expected is Willy Caballero replacing first-choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal, and it is no different in the fans’ team.

Fans have selected an entirely different back four to the one that started the last Premier League game, with Tariq Lamptey, Andreas Christensen, Marc Guehi and Ian Maatsen all coming in.

In fact the team selected by fans has just one player keeping his place from the draw vs Brighton, with Jorginho lining up in a midfield three with Ross Barkley, who has not seen any game time since returning from injury, and Mateo Kovacic.

The front three sees Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi lining up either side of Michy Batshuayi, who has been linked with a January loan move away from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fans’ XI : Caballero; Lamptey, Christensen, Guehi, Maatsen; Kovacic, Barkley, Jorginho; Pedro, Hudson-Odoi; Batshuayi


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