FA Cup Quarterfinal Open Thread: Chelsea FC vs Leicester City

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Fernando Torres of Chelsea holds off the challenge from Gokhan Inler of Napoli during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Chelsea FC and SSC Napoli Stamford Bridge on March 14, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Unlike the Champions League (up until Friday), the FA Cup has been relatively kind to Chelsea when the draws have been done. Chelsea have avoided the toughest teams in the competition, and they're now set to host the only remaining non-Premier League side in the competition. With John Terry and David Luiz picking up knocks, the back line looks set to reflect that today. The lineups are as follows:

Chelsea - Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand, Mikel, Meireles, Sturridge, Mata, Kalou, Torres

Subs: Hilario, Ferreira, Luiz, Essien, Lampard, Malouda, Drogba

Leicester - Schmeichel, Konchesky, Bamba, Gallagher, Dyer, St Ledger, Wellens, Beckford, Danns, Morgan, Nugent

Subs: Peltier, Howard, Marshall, Schlupp, Kennedy, Hopper, Smith

It appears that Chelsea will be lining up in a 4-2-3-1 with Mata moving centrally. They also clearly have an eye towards the upcoming week of fixtures that could really have a major impact on their season (just in case the club starting Fernando Torres didn't make that clear enough for you all). Keep it clean, no links to illegal streams, and have fun. Let's go Blues!

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