(Sporting Alert) — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will make changes for Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup clash between against Sunderland in the quarterfinals at Stadium of Light.
Samuel Eto’o, Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne are all set to start against Sunderland, as Mourinho looks to give some of his regular starters a break ahead of the rival English Premier League clash at Arsenal on December 23.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Ashley Cole are set to start, while Branislav Ivanovic is suspended and John Terry expected to get some rest. Frank Lampard could also start in the midfield.
For Sunderland, midfielder Jack Colback misses out because of illness, while goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) also will not play in the game.
Sunderland (from): Mannone, Pickford, Celustka, Dossena, Bardsley, O’Shea, Brown, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Cabral, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Larsson, Ba, Karlsson, Mavrias, Fletcher, Altidore, Borini.
Chelsea (from): Cech, Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Eto’o, Blackman.