Chelsea fans need something to enjoy again, and a victory in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against Luton Town would be a nice start.
Frank Lampard’s man have endured a horrible run of form in the Premier League, but the boss will hope to use this game as a chance to inject some much-needed enthusiasm into his stuttering squad.
Let’s take a look at the team that Lampard should opt for.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK) – Relegated to the bench in the Premier League, Kepa’s rare chances at minutes have come in the cup competitions so far, and expect Lampard to turn to the Spaniard here.
Reece James (RB) – James had a tough time of it last time out against Leicester and could do with a lower-profile game to try and find his feet again.
Kurt Zouma (CB) – Why Zouma has been out of the team in the first place is anyone’s guess, but the Frenchman should be brought back in to show Lampard what he’s been missing.
Andreas Christensen (CB) – Antonio Rudiger hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory on his return to the starting lineup, so Christensen should get a rare run-out in his place.
Emerson (LB) – Ben Chilwell has played a lot of football recently and could do with a rest, and Emerson is a capable backup who is eager to prove himself.
Jorginho (DM) – With N’Golo Kante struggling with an injury, expect Jorginho to return to the base of Chelsea‘s midfield for this one.
Mason Mount (CM) – Lampard needs players who he trusts to fight for him, and nobody has looked more committed to the cause than Mount.
Kai Havertz (CM) – A good performance in the last round against Morecambe handed Havertz’s confidence a slight boost, and the same again in this one would go down a treat.
Christian Pulisic (RW) – Pulisic is yet to really get going this season and could do with a good performance against Luton.
Tammy Abraham (ST) – Abraham has started just one Premier League game in 2021 and probably should never have been taken out of the squad in the first place. It’s time to build that momentum back.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (LW) – Finally awarded a start against Leicester, Hudson-Odoi didn’t really take his opportunity – but he has still shown enough in recent weeks to merit another start.