Chelsea vs Liverpool team news: Gary Cahill dropped as Jose Mourinho selects Kurt Zouma

Steven Gerrard returns to the Liverpool starting line-up

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Gary Cahill has paid for a terrible performance against Bradford City by being dropped by Jose Mourinho for the Capital One Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

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Young centre-back Kurt Zouma, 20, keeps his place in the side with John Terry lining up next to him.

Mourinho has made nine changes to the team that suffered the shock 4-2 defeat to the Bantams on Saturday, with Oscar the only other player to keep his place.

The changes were expected, however, with Oscar for John Obi Mikel the only difference from the XI that started at Anfield last week.

For Liverpool Brendan Rodgers has named the same team that drew with Chelsea 1-1 in that game, although Steven Gerrard is one of five changes to the team that drew with Bolton on Saturday.


Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Ramires, Remy and Drogba.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Moreno, Markovic, Gerrard, Coutinho, Sterling.

Subs: Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Lallana, Allen, Balotelli.