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Chelsea vs Morecambe – FA Cup LIVE: Free stream, team news, TV channel and kick-off time for third round clash

CHELSEA take on League Two side Morecambe in their first FA Cup clash of the season.

Frank Lampard has named a strong team at Stamford Bridge, with Timo Werner leading the line.

  • Live stream: BBC iPayer – the game is not on TV
  • Chelsea team: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Emerson, Gilmour, Mount, Havertz, Ziyech, Werner, Hudson-Odoi
  • Morecambe team: Halstead, Hendrie, Knight-Percival, Davis, Slew, Stockton, Wildig, Mendes Gomes, Phillips, Cooney, Songo'o

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  • Rebecca Chaplin

    CHELSEA 0-0 MORECAMBE 

    5. Despite their first forray into the Chelsea half, the Blues have dominated possession in the opening few minutes.

    All of the action has been in the Morecambe half too- probably won't be too long before we see a goal…

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    CHELSEA 0-0 MORECAMBE 

    4. Ziyech picks out Azpilicueta on the overlap on the right wing.

    But it's overcooked and he can't chase the ball down.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    CHELSEA 0-0 MORECAMBE 

    2. Mount finds some space deep in the Morecambe half and picks out Hudson-Odoi on his left.

    The Chelsea forward swings the ball around the box to Ziyech before it's whipped in to a waiting Werner in the six-yard box.

    But the German international doesn't make enough contact and sends it out for a goal kick.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    CHELSEA 0-0 MORECAMBE 

    1. Azpilicueta is braving the winter weather in short sleeves!

      Safe to say he's the only Chelsea player doing so…

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    CHELSEA 0-0 MORECAMBE

    1. Morecambe get us underway and are quick out of the traps against their Premier League opponents.

      They try and apply pressure to the Chelsea defence, around the box, but the Blues clear any danger.

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    PEEEP! HERE WE GO

    Both sides take a knee ahead of a kick-off in a stand against racism.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    TEAMS ARE OUT

    Morecambe will be very disappointed that this big meeting is played without fans.

    They're wearing red shirts today and white shorts.

    While Chelsea are in their infamous blue strip.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    YOUNGSTERS LEFT OUT IN THE COLD

    Frank Lampard promoted a whole host of youngsters to the training squad for this fixture, but only one made the bench today.

    The Chelsea boss may be feeling the pressure after his side's recent form.

    Commenting on the selection, Lampard said: "The youngsters have trained well with us but at the same time, sometimes you need to give first-team squad members a game to get some minutes.”

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    SHRIMPS BACK IN ACTION

    This is the first time Morecambe have played since Boxing Day.

    The Shrimps were forced to take some time out after an outbreak of Covid-19.

    The players all had to isolate for ten days and training was suspended.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    ALL SMILES AT STAMFORD BRIDGE

    Frank Lampard and Derek Adams look in good spirits before kick off.

    It is the first time in the club's history that they have faced Chelsea.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    BIG, BIG DAY

    Arrizabalaga makes his 100th appearance for Chelsea today, can he keep a clean sheet?

    Meanwhile, Chelsea favourite Mason Mount turns 22 today.

    Will Chelsea be celebrating at full-time?

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    TEAM NEWS

    Frank Lampard has chosen a much stronger team than initially anticipated.

    There are six changes to the side that lost to Manchester City, including between the sticks where Kepa Arrizabalaga replaces Mendy.

    Timo Werner leads the attack today, despite struggling to find his mojo in recent fixtures, while Pulisic starts on the bench.

    Hudson-Odoi starts after scoring Chelsea's late goal, having been brought on from the bench.

    Kante is ruled out with a hamstring injury.

    Several youngsters were promoted to the training squad this week, but only Tino Anjorin makes the matchday squad, starting on the bench.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    MORECAMBE TEAM NEWS

    Morecambe's bench;

    1. Turner, 2. Mellor, 8. Diagouraga, 14. Kenyon, Lyons, 16. O'Sullivan, 17. Leitch-Smith, 19. McAlinden, 22. Gibson
  • Rebecca Chaplin

    CHELSEA TEAMNEWS

    Chelsea's bench consists of;

    13. Caballero, 5. Jorginho, 9. Abraham,10.Pulisic, 14. Tomori, 17. Kovacic,18.Giroud, 21. Chilwell, 55. Anjorin

     

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    MORECAMBE TEAM NEWS

    12. Halstead, 3. Hendrie, 4. Knight-Percival, 6. Davis, 7. Slew, 9. Stockton, 10. Wildig, 11. Mendes Gomes, 20. Phillips, 21. Cooney, 24. Songo'o

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

    1. Arrizabalaga, 28. Azpilicueta, 15. Zouma, 2. Rudiger, 33. Emerson, 23. Gilmour, 19. Mount, 29. Havertz, 22. Ziyech, 11. Werner, 20. Hudson-Odoi

    Pretty strong squad that!

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    PACKING A PUNCH

    Morecambe have a famous fan in the shape of Tyson Fury.

    The two-time world heavyweight even has a gym at their home ground, the Mazuma Stadium.

     

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    SHRIMP TIME

    The Shrimps have arrived at Stamford Bridge for their first-ever meeting with Chelsea.

    It's the second time this season Morecambe have faced a Premier League side without fans, having lost to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup.

    But the club are determined to still put on a decent performance to make their fanbase proud.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    BIRTHDAY BUMPS IN THE CUP?

    It's Chelsea favourite Mason Mount's birthday today.

    Can the midfield maestro produce some magic on his 22nd birthday?

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    STAT ATTACK

    The is the first time Chelsea and Morecambe have faced each other.

    Unsurprisingly, history favours Chelsea at this point in the competition; the Blues have progressed from their third-round tie in every season since 97/98.That year, they were dumped out of the FA Cup at the hands of Manchester United.

    Morecambe, meanwhile, have reached the third round for the fourth time but have never progressed any further.

    In fact, they lost all three meetings without scoring a goal.

  • Rebecca Chaplin

    MAGIC OF THE CUP

    Chelsea welcome League Two outfit Morecambe to Stamford Bridge this afternoon but look likely to field a young squad for the clash.

    Frank Lampard's side are without N'Golo Kante, Andreas Christensen and Reece James, as they're all suffering with injuries so three debutants could feature instead.

    Lewis Bate, Henry Lawrence and Valentino Livramento could be given their first start for the club, as they face The Shrimps who have just endured a Covid-19 lockdown.

    Derek Adams boasts a fully fit side, but has had his players isolating for ten days after an outbreak within the camp.

    Speaking ahead of the game, the Morecambe manager said: "They'll all be really excited to go to Stambridge Bridge and play.

    "So on the day, they have to stick to the gameplan and then they will obviously get opportunities in the game.

    "When those opportunities come along, it's how clinical can they be in front of goal."

    Lampard will hope that his side's performance in the cup is better than what they've been producing in the Premier League of late.

    Chelsea endured a miserable festive period, losing to Arsenal and Manchester City, they only managed to pick up a point in their meeting with Aston Villa. 

    While many have questioned if Lampard is the man for the job, he is confident that his side can recover from this rocky period.

    The Blues boss said: "I don't think there was a season I played at this club, for all the success we had over the years, where we didn't have difficult moments."

    Stick with us this afternoon as we bring you all the action.

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