It has been confirmed by Mourinho that Falcao will play against Walsall. With Mourinho also confident that Terry is ready and motivated for the game.
Terry was an unused substitute against Arsenal, which led to talks of a rift with Mourinho, which has been denied. While Falcao has been number two.
But Mourinho has now revealed that both Terry and Falcao will start on Wednesday.
“Of course John’s experience will help,” Mourinho told the club’s website.
“He didn’t play the last match so he is completely fresh and completely motivated to play, the same as Falcao for example.
“Chelsea is Chelsea, and wearing the Chelsea shirt always brings responsibility. Every player is more than happy to play.”
The duo’s inclusion will be a huge boost in a competition in which most clubs offer youngsters an opportunity.
Mourinho said he wanted Chelsea, who are the defending champions having defeated Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley earlier this year, to be competitive.
“I don’t see reasons to throw away any competition. A cup is a cup. A trophy is a trophy. If you lose, you lose but you don’t need to throw it away,” he said.
“So yes, we look to the competition in a proper way, and I also think it’s very important to respect opponents. I don’t think opponents from the Championship, League One or League Two expect the big clubs to go and play against them without the best players.
“They want a big day for themselves. Imagine if we go to Walsall without any one of our most important players – even if they won I don’t think the feeling would be the same. For Walsall players and Walsall supporters it’s important the big teams show that respect and that commitment.
“In the FA Cup we lost against a League One club [Bradford], which can happen. Walsall are a good team. They are playing well and trying to be promoted. For them it’s a big occasion and as I was saying, it’s important to respect them and to go with a good team with the desire to win.”