Chelsea: Predicted XI vs Derby County

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Jose Mourinho takes his Chelsea side to the iPro Stadium on Sunday to take on Championship outfit Derby County as the Blues go in search of FA Cup glory. 

Chelsea have been in fine form of late with Mourinho's side currently sitting in third place in the Premier League, meanwhile County are flying high in the Championship under Steve McLaren and are in fourth place, just three points off the automatic promotion places. 

However, league form will take a back seat for this clash, as 'The Special One' looks to get his hands back on the FA Cup trophy.  

And ahead of the game, it's expected that Chelsea will play a strong side against their opponents this weekend. 

Despite expected changes, the Blues boss may well opt for Fernando Torres in attack after starring against Southampton this past weekend. 

The Blues forward will be hoping to further increase his confidence with another strong performance against the Rams. 

Meanwhile, despite Mourinho's usual reluctance to play Juan Mata and Oscar together, the Blues boss could play the pair this weekend. Brazilian star Oscar may well start in the 'No.10' role, with Mata and Willian playing either side of him. 

With Frank Lampard missing, Ramires and Essien could be given the nod in the middle of the park. 

Meanwhile, in the back-four, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill all look set to keep their places with David Luiz coming in for John Terry, who could be given a rest. And finally the experienced Mark Schwarzer could well take the place of Petr Cech in goal. 

Potential XI: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Essien, Oscar, Willian, Mata, Torres

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