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Here’s how we reckon the Blues will line up against Liverpool today, with thoughts very much split between the title clash and Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final versus Atletico Madrid.
GK) Mark Schwarzer
Cech is out for the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder, so veteran Australian Schwarzer will take his place, with Hilario earning a spot on the bench.
DR) Branislav Ivanovic
Ivanovic was suspended for the Champions League first leg, so should be fresh enough to play today, and against Atletico on Wednesday.
DC) David Luiz
John Terry is definitely out, meaning Jose Mourinho has little choice but to deploy David Luiz and Gary Cahill at the heart of defence.
DC) Gary Cahill
The Englishman will marshal the defence, with youngster Tomas Kalas an option from the bench.
DL) Ashley Cole
We reckon Mourinho will rest Cesar Azpilicueta, meaning Cole could be given his first Premier League start since mid-January.