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Chelsea vs. Bradford City: Live team sheet

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has decided to make wholesale changes for this afternoon's FA Cup fourth round tie against Bradford City, which means a rest for John Terry, Branislav Invanovic and Eden Hazard.

Tuesday night's Capital One Cup semi-final showdown with Liverpool must have been in the back of Mourinho's mind when today's starting XI was picked, with nine changes made from the side which drew 1-1 at Anfield in midweek.

Only Gary Cahill and Jon Obi Mikel are the only survivors from that side, with very rare opportunities handed to the likes of Andreas Christensen and Mohamed Salah.

Salah in but not Schurrle

Mourinho is adamant that Egyptian winger Salah won't be going anywhere this month, with Chelsea still harbouring genuine ambitions of completing an unprecedented quadruple trophy haul by winning every competition they've entered this season.

Salah has the chance to prove he can make an impact in cup competitions by impressing against the Bantams, but Andre Schurrle is missing from the 18-man squad altogether.

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Remy out wide

Another interesting selection from Mourinho is the decision to use Loic Remy in an advanced wide role, in support of captain for the day and lone striker Didier Drogba.

Remy presents a versatile option for the Blues, a French international who will be confident of doing damage against the League One side this afternoon.

Chelsea starting XI to face Bradford City: Cech; Christensen, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Remy, Oscar, Salah; Drogba

Subs: Courtois, Terry, Ake, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Hazard

Bradford City starting XI to face Chelsea: Williams, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Meredith, Liddle, Morais, Halliday, Knott, Hanson, Stead

Subs: Urwin, Sheehan, Clarke, Zoko, Yeates, Kennedy, Routis

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