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Who were the team of 2014?

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FA Cup Team News

Saturday's matches

Chelsea v Cardiff
We say:  Home win

Carlo Ancelotti has already revealed his starting XI. The Chelsea manager said: "Tomorrow [Saturday] we'll play Hilario in goal, Paulo Ferreira, Alex, Ricardo Carvalho and Yury Zhirkov; Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel, Michael Ballack; Daniel Sturridge, Joe Cole and Didier Drogba up front. The bench will be Ross Turnbull, Jeffrey Bruma, Branislav Ivanovic, Florent Malouda, Nemanja Matic, Fabio Borini and Salomon Kalou."

Dave Jones' squad has been depleted by injuries; Stephen McPhail and Jay Bothroyd look certain to be out, but Darcy Blake should be fit in central midfield. It looks unlikely will have enough players to select seven substitutes and Jones will probably call on teenage trio Jonathan Meades, Aaron Wildig and Adam Matthews to boost numbers.

Southampton v Portsmouth
We say:  Home win

January signings Jose Fonte, Dan Seaborne, Jon Otsemebor and Jason Puncheon are all cup-tied but striker David Connolly could return.

Ricardo Rocha is suspended after the Portuguese defender was sent off in the Blues' midweek 1-1 draw with Sunderland. Avram Grant may also be unable to call upon Serbian defender Dusko Tosic, who is set to sign for the club but is yet to receive international clearance. Michael Brown (back), Kevin-Prince Boateng (ankle), Anthony Vanden Borre (leg), Hermann Hreidarsson (Achilles) and John Utaka (hamstring) are also doubts.

Derby County v Birmingham City
We say:  Draw

Derby County boss Nigel Clough is likely to name an unchanged side for the visit of Birmingham . The Rams have lost once in their last seven games and Clough is set to stick with the same 11 - Stephen Bywater, Shaun Barker, Nicky Hunt, Jake Buxton, James McEveley, Stephen Pearson, Michael Tonge, Kris Commons, Robbie Savage, Paul Green and Rob Hulse - that beat Newcastle in midweek.

Striker Christian Benitez has recovered from the ankle injury suffered against Wolves which sidelined him for the midweek defeat at West Ham United. Blues boss Alex McLeish has to decide whether to recall wide players James McFadden and Sebastian Larsson or persevere with Craig Gardner and Keith Fahey, who replaced them at Upton Park. Left-back David Murphy and midfielder Teemu Tainio have resumed training after knee problems but will not be considered.

Reading v West Bromwich Albion
We say:  Away win

Centre-back Matt Mills returns from suspension and should replace cup-tied defender Zurab Khizanishvili. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Marek Matejovsky are close to a return but Reading manager Brian McDermott must do without Noel Hunt, Chris Armstrong and Julian Kelly.

Baggies midfielder Jerome Thomas is suspended while defender Marek Cech and striker Ishmael Miller are out injured. Frank Nouble is cup-tied, having played in the competition for West Ham United, so manager Roberto Di Matteo will have to make changes from the side that went top of the table after beating Scunthorpe 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Manchester City v Stoke City
We say:  Home win

Roberto Mancini expects to have skipper Kolo Toure available despite limping out of Tuesday's win over Bolton with a knee injury. Toure is expected to partner £22 million summer arrival Joleon Lescott in central defence because Vincent Kompany (groin) is out. Craig Bellamy (knee) is also sidelined, while new signing Adam Johnson is cup-tied, having played against City for Middlesbrough earlier in the competition.

Captain Abdoulaye Faye has missed the last two matches with a back problem but may be ready to return. Manager Tony Pulis said one or two other unnamed players had minor knocks which would all need to be assessed. Ricardo Fuller, a second-half substitute in the 1-1 midweek Premier League draw at Wigan after being arrested over allegations of a nightclub assault, could return to the starting line-up at the expense of Tuncay Sanli.

Sunday's matches

Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur
We say:  Away win

Loan signings Vladimir Weiss and Jack Wilshere are cup-tied. Weiss (Manchester City) and Wilshere (Arsenal) have both played in the competition for their parent clubs this season. Bolton are still coming to terms with the loss earlier this week of defender Gary Cahill (blood clot) for a prolonged period. Ivan Klasnic, Sean Davis and Gavin McCann are still missing.

Defender Michael Dawson has an ankle complaint and faces a late fitness test. Striker Roman Pavlyuchenko could return from a groin problem and manager Harry Redknapp will wait before deciding on Ledley King (knee) and Luka Modric (illness). Aaron Lennon (groin), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (groin), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (wrist, pelvis) are out, while Younes Kaboul and Kyle Walker are cup-tied.

Fulham v Notts County
We say:  Home win

Manager Roy Hodgson is set to name an unchanged side. Midfielder Zoltan Gera (knee) and left-back Paul Konchesky (foot) are both back in light training after recent injuries but are not in contention for this weekend, while in-form striker David Elm should continue up front alongside Bobby Zamora. Kagisho Dikgacoi (ankle), Andrew Johnson, Clint Dempsey and John Pantsil (all knee) are all long-term absentees.

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
We say:  Draw

Eagles manager Neil Warnock has defensive problems with Matt Lawrence and Claude Davis both facing late fitness tests after missing the 1-0 home defeat by Swansea City in midweek and Lee Hills, who provided cover, is cup-tied. Stern John is cup-tied for the Championship side and Danny Butterfield, normally a full-back, is set to fill in again as a striker.

Skipper Stiliyan Petrov and 12-goal leading scorer Gabriel Agbonlahor are major fitness worries. Petrov and Agbonlahor suffered ankle and leg injuries respectively during the midweek home Premier League draw with Manchester United. Striker Emile Heskey (groin) and left-back Stephen Warnock (shin) have been able to resume running with no ill-effects but O'Neill will make a late check on whether they can feature against Neil Warnock's side. O'Neill has indicated he will again make changes for the competition and the likes of Brad Guzan, Nathan Delfouneso, Steve Sidwell, Curtis Davies and Habib Beye could come into the equation to start.

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