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The gamers make their approach out at a abandoned and echoey Stamford Bridge. Morecambe emerge first, permitting them to soak up the surroundings. Then come Chelsea, who’ll be intent on beginning rapidly right here.
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 13:28
TEN MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 13:20
Each managers look relaxed forward of kick-off at Stamford Bridge. There’s strain on Frank Lampard, in fact, however he’ll expect his facet to get the job carried out. Derek Adams, in the meantime, will see this as a free hit, a chance to make historical past…
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 13:14
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 13:09
MORECAMBE BOSS DEREK ADAMS ON CHELSEA CHALLENGE
“Clearly certainly a workforce like Chelsea, no matter modifications they make, will create quite a lot of issues for any facet.
“We must follow the gameplan, but when we do this then we will even create alternatives for ourselves within the sport.
“The problem then is that, when these alternatives come alongside, how medical can we be in entrance of purpose.
“Our gamers should admire the talents and abilities that they’ve and perceive that we are able to definitely pose a number of issues. So after we do trigger these issues, will probably be all about what we do with these probabilities.
“We’ve modified the fashion of play since final season, we’ve obtained a variety of attacking gamers who can create and rating targets. That change has been nice and I feel it’s one the gamers have loved.
“It’s going to be powerful in fact up at Chelsea, nevertheless it must be an awesome day trip and one we are able to get pleasure from and the place we may be aggressive too.”
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 13:04
One other routine third spherical development for Chelsea?
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 12:57
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 12:45
Morecambe, after perpetually struggling to remain in League Two, are preventing on the different finish of the desk this season. They sit in seventh place, after 4 successive league wins, though their latest postponements due to Covid-19 might have an antagonistic impression on their participant’s match sharpness as we speak.
Adam Phillips is the hazard man for the Shrimps, with eight targets and 5 assists to his identify thus far this time period.
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 12:43
It’s a powerful beginning XI for Chelsea, regardless of a number of modifications from the 1-3 defeat in opposition to Manchester Metropolis final weekend. Kepa Arrizabalaga returns in purpose, with Antonio Rudiger and Emerson launched on the again.
There are begins for kids Billy Gilmour and Callum Hudson-Odoi, too.
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 12:38
Callum Rice-Coates10 January 2021 12:35