Chelsea vs Morecambe FA Cup Live Football Score 10 Jan 2021
Chelsea will be without injured trio N’Golo Kante, Andreas Christensen and Reece James for Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Morecambe.
Lewis Bate, Henry Lawrence, Valentino Livramento and 16-year-old forward Jude Soonsup-Bell could all make their debuts for Frank Lampard’s side.
Brad Lyons may come straight into the Morecambe side after joining the League Two club from Blackburn on loan.The Shrimps boss Derek Adams has a fully fit squad to select from.Morecambe are back in training after a Covid-19 shutdown, with their players self-isolating for 10 days.
Chelsea welcome League Two Morecambe FC to Stamford Bridge in the third round of the FA Cup
The Blues have endured a miserable slump over the festive period, suffering defeats against Arsenal and Man City either side of their draw against Aston Villa. Those dropped points have left Frank Lampard’s side languishing in ninth, although they remain within reach of Liverpool, and the head coach has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks, with several reports suggesting that his position is under threat.
Lampard will be desperate to win his first piece of silverware as a manager and came within touching distance in this competition last season, when the Blues were defeated by Arsenal in the final at Wembley. He should take the opportunity to heavily rotate his squad, though, in what has been a relentless schedule and youngsters such as Billy Gilmour and Tino Anjorin will both hope to make the starting eleven.
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Morecambe have enjoyed a fine start to their season in England’s fourth tier, where they are five points adrift of leaders Carlisle with a game in hand. However, their last two games have been postponed after a Covid-19 outbreak at the club and it’s yet to be seen what players will be available for the match. Here is everything you need to know:
When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match will begin at 1.30pm on Sunday 10 January at Stamford Bridge.