Predicted Chelsea XI vs Leicester: Mudryk starts in 4-2-3-1 formation

Chelsea are set to invite Leicester City to Stamford Bridge for an FA Cup Quarter-Final encounter on Sunday at 12:45 PM BST. The Blues are going into the game on the back of a thrilling win against Newcastle earlier this week.
Chelsea FC will be looking to clinch a win against Leicester on Sunday in the FA Cup Quarters
Chelsea FC will be looking to clinch a win against Leicester on Sunday in the FA Cup Quarters / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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Mauricio Pochettino
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Goalkeeper: Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez came into the season as the number one choice of Pochettino, but an injury in the middle of the campaign, led to his spot being taken by Serbian Djordje Petrovic. The 24-year-old has been phenomenal in between the sticks and is currently the club's number one. However, this being an FA Cup tie could lead Pochettino to give the goalkeeping responsibility to Sanchez. Although this is not what a lot of fans would prefer, Poch started Sanchez in the last round against Leeds. The Spaniard did not have a great outing on that occasion, but he would be hoping to make the most if given the opportunity against Leicester.

Right back: Malo Gusto

Malo Gusto has been a revelation at the right-back position for Chelsea. In the absence of Reece James, the French youngster has stepped up and put in great performances for the club. He has started the last 8 games for Chelsea and is expected to be started again on Sunday. Despite being in the Championship, Leicester have a lot of quality in their side and Gusto will certainly be key to Chelsea's chances if they are to come out with a win.

Centre back: Axel Disasi

Axel Disasi has been one of the most consistent players in the lineup for Chelsea. His fitness has been impeccable and although he has not been consistent with his performance, Disasi is one player that has shown a lot of potential as the season has progressed. Going up against a striker like Jamie Vardy could be a task for any defender. However, Disasi has featured in many high profile matches this season and will be hoping to put his best foot forward against the experienced English striker.

Centre back: Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva is Chelsea's most experienced player and one of the best defenders in modern football. His anticipation and timing from the back is second to no defender and despite his age, Silva can put in elite performances. He has not started a game since the game against Crystal Palace in mid-February. However, the game against Leicester could be the perfect opportunity for him once again to remind the manager and fans about his abilities.

Marc Cucurella

Marc Cucrella - Marc Cucurella returned to the Chelsea lineup after a lengthy absence in the game against Newcastle . Although his performance could not be regarded as match winning, Cucurella put in some great effort trying to stop Newcastle attackers. With Ben Chilwell having just recovered from an injury, Cucurella could be the man to start at the left-back position in this game against Leicester.