Maurizio Sarri has rung in the changes to the side that was held to a goalless stalemate by Southampton, as Chelsea prepare to host Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup
David Luiz, Ross Barkley and Alvaro Morata are the only players who have retained their places from the Premier League game earlier in the week. Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi are the two young players who have been handed a rare chance by Sarri, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts as well.
Willy Caballero deputises for Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal, while Marcos Alonso has been given a rest. Cesc Fabregas dons the armband in what is widely believed to be his final game for Chelsea. The likes of Eden Hazard, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are options on the bench.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 5, 2019
#NFFC subs: Smith, Robinson, Yates, Lolley, Dias, Appiah, Ahmedhodzic
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