Chelsea against Chesterfield Matchday Preview from Ajokeonifaari on how things will play out later tonight in the Emirates FA Cup.
It is expected to be a straightforward match for the Blues, who might make advantage of their youth players and advance to the next round of the tournament, where they were finalists last season.
Chelsea vs Chesterfield Emirates FA Cup will pit the two sides against each other, with the English Premier League side anticipated to win given their superior talent over the lower-ranked English squad.
MATCHDAY PREVIEW NEWS FOR CHELSEA VS CHESTERFIELD
As the Blues have never faced each other in this competition, there isn’t much history between the two teams, the Blues have escaped playing a non-league team that has been doing well in its division so far this season, giving them a huge advantage going into this one.
Chelsea Vs Chesterfield will see the Blues come off a 2-0 EFL Carabao Cup home win against Tottenham Hotspur, who gave them a run for their money, but they found a way to get the job done ahead of the return leg.
INJURY UPDATE FOR CHELSEA VS CHESTERFIELD
Despite his horrifically wounded finger in the play against Tottenham, Thomas Tuchel announced Kai Havertz is available for the match later today, as is Cesar Azpilicueta, who is also available for selection later today.
Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante have been ruled out due to recent positive Covid tests, preventing them from joining the team. Andreas Christensen, who has been training with the team following an injury, could also be available for selection.
THOUGHTS OF THOMAS TUCHEL:
“There isn’t a lot of injury news, which is probably a good thing!” Tuchel smiled as he reported to the press. “None of the long-term injured players will participate in this game, but everyone else will at the present, we appear to be in good shape.
“Azpilicueta only had a minor cramp from the game the previous night, but he is fine.” Our physicians and physiotherapists will take care of Kai’s finger, which is almost good enough for him to play football.”
FORMATION AND LINEUP OF CHELSEA VS CHESTERFIELD
Marcus Bettinelli; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Malang Sarr; Callum Hudson Odoi, Ross Barkley, Saul Niguez, Lewis Hall; Harvey Vale, Christian Pulisic; Timo Werner.
KICK-OFF TIME FOR CHELSEA VS CHESTERFIELD
Chelsea against Chesterfield will be played at Stamford Bridge later today at 18:30 UK time and 6:30pm Nigeria time.