*WATCH* Chelsea vs Liverpool FA Cup Prediction & Preview: Lineups, injury news, where to watch, kick-off time, news & more

With both teams stalling who can build momentum in the cup clash at Stamford Bridge?

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli
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Chelsea’s form has been poor since they returned from the winter break, suffering defeats to Manchester United and Bayern Munich, but then beating Spurs before a scrappy 2-2 draw against Bournemouth.

As for Liverpool, they would have wished the winter break had never existed.

Since they returned, the Reds have been beaten by Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, scraped past West Ham and then tasted a Premier League defeat for the first time in 44 games to Watford – 3-0.

Who can get some momentum going at Stamford Bridge?

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Chelsea predicted lineup

(3-4-2-1)

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Cesar Azpilicueta (c)

Antonio Rudiger

Kurt Zouma

Reece James

Jorginho

Mateo Kovacic

Marcos Alonso

Willian

Ross Barkley

Olivier Giroud

Chelsea injury news

Tammy Abraham (ankle), N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Christian Pulisic (abductor) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (thigh) all remain out, and Andreas Christensen (knock) is doubtful, making Frank Lampard’s squad looking thin.

Marko van Ginkel (knee) is still out, but Ruben Loftus-Cheek (achilles) has been in the matchday squad in recent weeks, so could make a return.

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It’s the FA Cup, so you never know what side could be fielded, although Lampard may see this as the time to return Kepa Arrizabalaga to the side, with Willy Caballero taking the number 1 spot since the start of February.

Liverpool predicted lineup

(4-3-3)

Alisson

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Joe Gomez

Virgil van Dijk

Andrew Robertson

James Milner

Fabinho

Georginio Wijnladum

Mohamed Salah

Roberto Firmino

Sadio Mane

Liverpool injury news

Jordan Henderson (hamstring), Naby Keita (hip), Xherdan Shaqiri (calf) and Nathaniel Clyne (knee) remain sidelined for the Premier League leaders.

With the unbeaten streak in the league gone, Klopp may feel his side needs to prove a point and could go for a strong outfit.

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If he chooses to rotate, Adrian, Joel Matip, Ki-Jana Hoever, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi are all in the frame.

Match details

Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Kick-off time: 2:45pm ET / 7:45pm GMT

Location: Stamford Bridge, London (Chelsea)

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

On TV: BBC One (UK), ESPN+ (USA)

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Alastair Pusinelli

First console: GameBoy Color / Favourite Game: Assassin's Creed 2 / Currently playing: Football Manager 2020

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