Sunderland v Chelsea: Echo jury, Paul Welch

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SO Chelsea return to the SoL for the quarter-finals of the league cup.

No doubt they will play a different side to the one earlier in the month but they will still have good players throughout. Gus Poyet has to play as strong a team as possible as it’s a great chance for Sunderland to get into the semis of a cup competition.

If we can put in a performance like we did in our first game against Chelsea this month, then we’ll be in with a real shout of making progress.

Cattermole and Ki played well in the middle and it would be good to see them get more time together.

If Gus is going with just one up top then Altidore seems more of a striking threat than Fletcher at the minute; he just needs to brush up on his finishing.

If Westwood is fit then I’d play him in goal. A good solid team performance and we’ll win this.

Prediction: Sunderland 2 Chelsea 1