Premier League leaders Chelsea face FA Cup holders Manchester United in a quarter-final clash on Monday night (7.45pm kick-off).
Antonio Conte’s men went ten points clear at the top of the league courtesy of a 2-1 success at West Ham last week, their fifth win in seven and 21st victory of the campaign.
The Blues have so far got past lower league opposition to reach the last eight of the FA Cup, with comfortable home wins over Peterborough and Brentford followed by a 2-0 triumph at giant-killers Wolves in the last round.
However, Monday night will be their toughest test yet as Jose Mourinho’s United have lost just once since the start of November, and have given themselves a chance of finishing inside the Premier League’s top four this season.
The Red Devils are sixth in the table and only three points adrift of Liverpool in fourth, and with their participation also ongoing in the Europa League, having already won the League Cup, Mourinho could still end his debut season with three trophies.
Nonetheless, his men will have to get past a Chelsea team that have suffered just one defeat since October, yet Conte may decide to give a few fringe players an opportunity on Monday night.
Thus, here are THREE Chelsea players who deserve a chance against United on Monday…