Chelsea will host Scunthorpe in the FA Cup tomorrow and Hiddink will be looking to maintain his unbeaten run since taking over at the helms for Chelsea.
After failing woefully to defend the Premier title with the torturous start, they have resigned to winning the FA Cup which present their best opportunity at winning a title and earning them some pride. Hiddink revealed in the press conference yesterday that the FA Cup is a target that is achievable for him. A lot of people, myself inclusive are taking a putt via UK casinos on the Blues winning the FA Cup this season.
Speaking ahead of the game, Hiddink revealed that he will be without Eden Hazard, Loic Remy and Monaco bound Radamel Falcao who are all recovering from injuries. However, Chelsea are still favorite to come out tops regardless of whoever is featured.
With a bit of rotation, this is how we expect Chelsea to line-up vs Scunthorpe.
Asmir Begovic is expected to man in-between the sticks for Chelsea today while Courtois will be rested.
There should be a bit of rotation particularly on the left and right flanks. We expect Ivanovic to be rested and Ola Aina takes his place. On the left flank should be Baba Rahman. Zouma has been the most impressive Chelsea centre back. The French defensive stalwart would start with Cahill.
We expect to see Nemanja Matic and Loftus-Cheek at the heart of the midfield. This will allow Mikel some rest. Oscar is beginning to gain some confidence and we think he will start.
Willian has been the standout attacker for Chelsea. He needs some relief and should be rested in favor of Pedro. While on the left flank we think Kennedy should be asked to play then Costa as the lead attack.