This is Chelsea’s — and Antonio Conte’s — last chance to kiss the silverware, parade the trophy, line-up for a photo, get showered with confetti this season.
Normally the FA Cup is a chance to trot out the bench warmers and those who otherwise barely play. But this is the quarter-finals and that may change things for Conte, especially with the international break coming up immediately afterwards.
This time last year we hosted Manchester United and he fielded his strongest lineup in our 1-0 win.
This time around? Andreas Christensen has been making mistakes and, having played the longest uninterrupted stretch of his career, may be exhausted. David Luiz is still out. Might we see Ethan Ampadu in the middle of the backline?
In midfield Tiémoué Bakayoko has been edging closer to full fitness. Might he get a start? Drinkwater?
And in goal Wilfredo Cabellero got a call-up from Argentina. Might he spell Thibaut Courtois, who’s coming off of a performance in Barcelona that disappointed even him?
For such an important match, there are more choices to be made than one might normally expect.
So cast your votes! And choose wisely.