Chelsea v Liverpool – BBC Sport


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Chelsea remain without top scorer Tammy Abraham because of his ongoing ankle injury.

N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic are also still absent, while Andreas Christensen is rated doubtful.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks set to name a strong side, with Joe Gomez and James Milner both available after missing the defeat at Watford.

Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Nathaniel Clyde are all absentees.

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@Guymowbray: A tie that could hardly get any more interesting just has.

It’ll start with the team news, with Frank Lampard having committed to a strong line-up and Jurgen Klopp with a bit of a conundrum to ponder over his side.

He talked of a “restart” after losing at Watford, and that presumably means straight away, with possibly a more familiar team than was picked in rounds three and four.

With the title as good as won, now that Liverpool are free of the ‘burden’ of going for an unbeaten Premier League season and other records, they can freely attack on all fronts.

Add that to Lampard’s pledge to go “all out for victory”, and we have the potential for a cracker – with one of the big guns to go.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard: “It’s Liverpool, our fans are coming to see us in the FA Cup trying to overturn the best team in the land.

“It doesn’t mean I might not change a couple of people, I think there might be something for freshness of legs or a couple of little different options, but I won’t pick a team casually where I’m giving minutes. I’m treating it with the care I would any Premier League game.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “Chelsea are a football-playing side, and from a passing point of view one of the top, top, top sides. We need to find a…