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Derby County vs. Chelsea: Confirmed lineups and discussion

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Knockout football always fun, especially when it involves an underdog facing one of Europe's elite. This late in the competition, both sets of fans are probably beginning to consider the possibility of winning, with the victor moving onto the semifinals.

With the first silverware of the second Mourinho era now so close, the boss has opted for a very strong lineup to face Derby County. Given that the Blues don't play again until next Monday, there really shouldn't be too much concern about fatigue even if the match needs extra time to settle. Here's who Chelsea will be going with on Tuesday:

Chelsea XI: Petr Cech, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, John Terry, Filipe Luis, John Obi Mikel, Nemanja Matic, Andre Schurrle, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba.

Chelsea bench: Mark Schwarzer, Branisalv Ivanovic, Ramires, Willian, Mohamed Salah, Loic Remy, Diego Costa

Meanwhile, Derby County will line up as follows:

Derby XI: Lee Grant, Cyrus Christie, James Buxton, Richard Keogh , Craig Forsyth, WIll Hughes, Omar Mascarell, Craig Bryson, Johnny Russell, Chris Martin, Simon Dawkins

Derby bench: Kelle Roos, Paul Coutts, Naylor, Jeff Hendrick, Ivan Calero, Leon Best, Jordan Ibe

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