As we all know, Chelsea have had a bit of a rough time this season. The Blues are sitting in sixth, needing perfection on their part -- and dismal failure from Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle -- to make it into next season's Champions League. They may have reached the final in this year's tournament, but both injuries and suspensions will likely make the match against Bayern Munich awfully difficult to win.
And so Chelsea focus on the FA Cup, a piece of silverware actually within their reach. According to Graham MacAree at We Ain't Got No History, Roberto Di Matteo won't be trying any new and creative tactics against Liverpool. But even sticking with his favored 4-2-3-1, the Blues' manager will still face a selection headache:
The obvious selection dilemma as far as Chelsea are concerned is the choice between Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres, who's in much better form at the moment than he has been at any other point in his Chelsea career. I'm leaning towards including Drogba, who's better rested and has scored in more important games this season - Valencia, Napoli, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona have all felt the Ivorian's wrath. I'm happy for Torres, but I'm not putting my faith in him just yet.
Starting Torres seems a bit too risky for the likes of Di Matteo. We're sure to see Nando face his former team, but it will almost certainly be as a substitute.
We'll have pre-game and live game coverage in our Chelsea vs Liverpool, 2012 FA Cup Story Stream. For more on the two teams, head over to Chelsea blog We Ain't Got No History and Liverpool blogs Anfield Asylum and Liverpool Offside.