Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Starting XI Lineup as Pulisic, Lukaku, Ziyech All Start for Chelsea #EmiratesFACup
Chelsea are without trio Reece James, Andreas Christensen and Callum Hudson-Odoi for the FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough.
James was named in the England squad this week despite only playing 147 minutes of football this year and missed the midweek Champions League win against Lille due to injury.
Christensen limped off in the first half of the victory in France, while Hudson-Odoi has been struggling with an Achilles issue.
All three players took part in light training on Thursday but Thomas Tuchel said on the Friday that they faced late fitness tests and none of them have made the trip.
Our last game for the next two weeks, and a chance to head into the international break and the upcoming (hopefully soon!) ownership transition from Abramovich to whoever with a win and a place in the FA Cup semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years.
With the game coming just 72 hours after our midweek trip to Lille, Tuchel has rotated
Here we go!
Middlesbrough starting XI:
Lumley | Dijksteel, Taylor, Fry, Tavernier, Howson (c), McNair, Crooks, Connolly, Jones, Balogun
Substitutes from: Daniels, Hall, Olusanya, Peltier, Watmore, Bamba, Bola, Coburn, Boyd-Munce
Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3):
Mendy | Sarr, Rüdiger, Silva, Azpilicueta (c) | Mount, Loftus-Cheek, Kovačić | Pulisic, Lukaku, Ziyech
Substitutes from: Bettinelli, Alonso, Kenedy, Chalobah, Kanté, Barkley, Havertz, Vale, Werner
Date / Time: Saturday, March 19, 2022, 17.15 GMT; 1:15pm EDT; 10:45pm IST
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, England
Referee: Paul Tierney (on pitch); Darren England (VAR)
On TV: BBC One (UK); none (USA); Sony TEN 2 (India); SuperSport Premier League (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: BBC iPlayer (UK); ESPN+ (USA); Sony LIV (India); DStv Now (NGA)
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