Boro make three changes for Chelsea cup clash

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MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Mowbray has made three changes to his side for this evening's FA Cup fifth-round tie with Chelsea.

Mustapha Carayol, Faris Haroun and Scott McDonald come into the side that lost at home to Millwall last weekend.

Josh McEachran misses out as he is ineligible to face his parent club, with Kieron Dyer and Marvin Emnes also making way.

Nicky Bailey is expected to remain at right-back, with Rhys Williams lining up at the heart of midfield.

Under-fire Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez had made eight changes from the side that lost at Manchester City at the weekend, with only Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic and Ramires surviving from the City of Manchester Stadium.

The winners of this evening's fifth-round tie face a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the quarter-finals.

MIDDLESBROUGH (4-4-2): Steele; Bailey, McManus, Bikey, Friend; Carayol, Leadbitter, R Williams, Haroun; Main, McDonald.

Subs: Leutwiler (gk), Hines, Smallwood, Zemmama, Ledesma, Emnes, Miller.

CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand; Ake, Ramires; Benayoun, Oscar, Moses; Torres.

Subs: Turnbull (gk), Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Hazard, Marin, Ba.

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