Liverpool vs Chelsea: Should Jose Mourinho name an unchanged eleven from Swansea?
With Bradford at home in the FA Cup at the weekend, tonight is chance for Jose Mourinho to postpone his customary rotation policy for the League Cup games and name an unchanged side from the team that started against Swansea. The question is: "Will he do it?"
Tonight is massive despite being the League Cup and is the first trophy of the season up for grabs with the final being at the end of Feb/beginning of March.
Jose has used the competition to rotate some of our players in previous rounds to give the regular first team players a break and those that find themselves as squad players a game for much-needed match fitness.
Now we have reached the semi-final stage and with the game being over two legs starting at Anfield tonight, I can't help but think that the manager will want to go strong tonight and to try and take a lead back to the Bridge.
As I said previously in this post, we face Bradford at home at the weekend and THAT would be the chance to rotate some of the players (no disrespect to Bradford) as next week we face Manchester City on the Sunday after the second leg of the semi final takes place on Wednesday.
I personally believe that with the absence of Azpilicueta and Courtois, the team that started against Swansea is the strongest we have available and that is the one that should start tonight.
Just to confirm that team being the one I would like to start this evening: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Luis, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard and Costa.
Should Jose Mourinho name an unchanged team from Swansea to take on Liverpool at Anfield tonight? What do you think?