Loftus-Cheek back, Kante rested – The Chelsea team Frank Lampard should pick vs Leicester City

After a superb win over Manchester City on Thursday night, Chelsea take on Leicester City in the FA Cup this weekend.

The Blues might well have their focus on the top four right now, however the FA Cup remains an important competition for Frank Lampard to get his first trophy with the club as head coach.

However, with games coming thick and fast over the course of the next few weeks, there might be some changes needed for the starting XI.

But what should they be? football.london’s writers have their say on the team which should be picked.

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Oliver Harbord – Chelsea correspondent

Lampard should make some real changes for the game with the amount of players who could do with a bit of a rest before West Ham on Wednesday.

It would be a good chance to bring in those players who have not had many minutes and have been on the cusp of the starting XI.

Reece James could get a good run out, while Pedro should come into the starting XI and Tammy Abraham to make his first start since the restart.

Billy Gilmour should get a go in the first team, with Jorginho coming back in and Mateo Kovacic starting after being on the bench.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek should get his second start of the season, again likely to play in the wing position.

Harbord’s team (4-3-3): Caballero; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Gilmour, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Abraham, Loftus-Cheek.

Alan Smith – Senior writer

Change is inevitable but, two games from a cup final, Lampard will still name a strong team.

Tammy Abraham should start up front in place of Olivier Giroud and expect Willian to be rested with Pedro coming in.

At the back Reece James and Kurt Zouma are certain to play and Andreas Christensen is the more likely centre back to drop out.

Midfield, on the other hand, is impossible to call. Jorginho will get minutes and you would expect Billy Gilmour to be involved too.

But what…