Middlesbrough vs. Chelsea: Lineups

The Rafa Benitez Comedy Show is back, this time in FA Cup form as Chelsea take on Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium, where things could get much worse for Benitez. If he thinks the heat is on now, it will only get hotter with a FA Cup loss to the seventh place team in the Championship that ends any chance of the Blues salvaging their season with a trophy.

Benitez isn't putting too much emphasis on the match, though. He has turned to a handful of reserves like Paulo Ferreira, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Ake and Yossi Benayoun, but he is starting Fernando Torres so all will be okay.

Middlesbrough: Jason Steele, Nicky Bailey, George Friend, Stephen McManus, Andre Bikey, Rhys Williams, Faris Haroun, Grant Leadbitter, Scott McDonald, Curtis Main, Mustapha Carayol

Chelsea: Petr Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Branoslav Ivanovic, John Terry, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Ake, Ramires, Victor Moses, Oscar, Yossi Benayoun, Fernando Torres

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