Kepa, Gilmour and Emerson start, no Barkley – The team Chelsea fans want to see vs Liverpool

Chelsea are in FA Cup fifth round action tonight as they welcome Premier League leaders Liverpool to Stamford Bridge.

Following a 3-0 Champions League round of 16 first-leg defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, this competition is realistically last hope of claiming a piece of silverware this season.

In the last round against Hull City, head coach Frank Lampard made as many as eight changes and he’s promised to name a competitive team despite just three days removed from the Bournemouth draw.

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“A team that gives everything to try to get through to the next round, against a very strong Liverpool team,” he told reporters during his pre-match press conference. “I believe in the squad, sometimes you have to make changes and you have to go game by game and case by case on that.

“The team I put out should give everything to compete with Liverpool, as we have done twice this season.

“We’ve competed very well against them and were probably unfortunate to lose on both occasions. So we have to approach it with the same spirit, to try to win.”

In terms of team news, Lampard will be without as many as four first-team players for the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s side who were beaten 3-0 by Watford last time out.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic are unavailable because of injury, while Andreas Christensen is facing a late fitness test

However, Jorginho is available as his two-game ban after picking up 10 bookings this season only applies to Premier League games.

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Ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge,  offered fans the chance to step into Lampard’s shoes and pick the team to take on the Reds.

Supporters were asked who they’d like to start the game against Liverpool and those who responded came up with some interesting selections.

What jumps out…


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