Chelsea captain John Terry returned to the starting lineup for only the second time in 2017 after featuring in the game against Wolverhampton during the weekend.
John Terry was not the only player to make a return to the starting line-up, as manager Antonio Conte also recalled that Cesc Fabregas for this FA Cup game. The Spanish midfielder is no longer a first choice player under the Italian manager. However, it has not prevented Fabregas from making a major impact whenever he has played. Against Wolves, two second-half goals from Pedro and Diego Costahelped Chelsea progress into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.