Against Tottenham, the midfield area looked completely crowded out. It was the main reason that the first half was incredibly uneventful.
This time, Chelsea need to go with a four-man midfield rather than a five-man one.
Defensive Midfielder: Frank Lampard
If it were a premiership game, I'd leave Lampard on the bench and bring in John Obi Mikel. However, for a game of this magnitude Lampard's presence is a must.
His wealth of experience can be quite an advantage for the men in Blue. Furthermore, he can be the key personnel when a result needs to be grinded out.
Attacking Midfielder Right: Ramires
In the game against Tottenham, Ramires was a complete non-entity. However, he just had an off-game.
He can inject the squad with bountiful energy and is a potent threat going forward.
Attacking Midfielder Left: Daniel Sturridge
Another non-entity during last week's game, Daniel Sturridge will have to aggressively make his presence known during this game.
On his night, Sturridge is a highly effective player. He just needs to stop hogging the ball and pass towards players who are in better positions.
Attacking Midfielder Center: Juan Mata
For two games in a row now, Mata has not been able to exert his presence in the game. However, he is one of Chelsea's best players and is great at set-pieces. Against Tottenham, he nearly made it to the score-sheet with a great free kick, which unfortunately hit the upright.
He will be the player through which most of the offensive plays will be channeled.