CM – Ramires
In a three-man midfield we expect the more attack-minded Brazil international to get the nod ahead of John Obi Mikel.
CM – Nemanja Matic
Having been suspended against Newcastle United at the weekend this could be a chance for Matic to get back to match fitness.
CM – Cesc Fabregas
The Spaniard is suspended himself for the weekend’s clash with Hull City and therefore it would seem a waste not to use Fabregas in this encounter.