Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to rotate his squad again after resting a host of players at the weekend.
The likes of Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Kolo Toure, Emre Can and James Milner are poised to start, with Daniel Sturridge also likely to feature.
Chelsea will be without John Terry, who will miss the rest of the season through suspension.
Striker Loic Remy and defender Kurt Zouma are still out with groin and knee injuries respectively.
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “I would prefer if Thursday next week, we have won two games against Chelsea and West Brom, and we are heading back to Liverpool with the cup – that would be all we want but it doesn’t work like this.
“If we lose the two next game,s I will go to Basel still confident we can win this game. There is no fixed rule which says if you win your last two games you will win your final.”
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink on the suspended John Terry: “He has been training in recent days. Of course, when you come on the pitch for training after being sent off it’s not the most beautiful face. He started to lift up his morale and trained okay.
“Of course, not being there in the last two games is a blow for him and for us.”
- Liverpool’s only win in their last seven games against Chelsea came at Stamford Bridge earlier this season (D3, L3).
- Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last nine Premier League meetings, and have conceded two goals in each of the last three meetings at Anfield.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last seven home matches in the Premier League (W4, D3).
- The Reds have scored in each of their last 12 Premier League games – it’s their best scoring run in the top flight since April 2014, when they scored in 25 consecutive games.
- Liverpool have thrown away 14 points from leading positions at home in the Premier League this season – a tally matched only by Chelsea.
- Chelsea have lost two of their last three away games in the Premier League, but won the other 4-1 at Bournemouth.
- The Blues have conceded 51 goals in this season’s Premier League. It’s the first time they have conceded more than 50 goals in a league season since 1996-97, when they shipped 55.
- Diego Costa has been involved in 14 goals in his last 14 Premier League games (nine goals, five assists).