Chelsea v Morecambe live stream, betting tips, predictions & odds
Chelsea will be hoping they can turn their poor form around when they host League Two side Morecambe in the FA Cup third round on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea vs Morecambe: Predictions
Frank Lampard’s side are in terrible form going into Sunday’s game, with just one win in seven across all competitions. During that run, Chelsea have lost four games including a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend, despite the Citizens not being at full strength.
It has left Lampard’s future in doubt but this weekend provides a welcome break for the Blues, against lower league opposition. Last season’s runners-up, Chelsea haven’t been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round since 1997/98 when, as defending champions, they lost 5-3 to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Since then, the Blues have won 22 third-round ties and are unbeaten in 11 games against lower league opposition in the FA Cup (Bradford City were the last to beat them in 2014/15).
Morecambe, meanwhile, are in the third round for the first time since 2002/03 when they were thumped 4-0 by Ipswich Town and have never advanced past this stage in the club’s history. They are in good form in the league though, stringing together four wins going into Sunday’s trip to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Morecambe: Live stream FA Cup
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Chelsea vs Morecambe: Match Stats
Chelsea may not be in good form going into Sunday’s game, but they have made FA Cup ties against lower league opposition a procession in recent years. The last time they faced a team lower than the Championship in the FA Cup, Chelsea beat Peterborough 4-1 en route to reaching the final in 2016/17. And with so many players eager to prove themselves can get back on track, this could be a big win.
One of the players looking to show what they can do will be Kai Havertz. The German, Chelsea’s record signing, has had a tough start to life at Chelsea struggling for form and fitness. However, when Chelsea faced Championship side Barnsley in the League Cup, Havertz was the main man, scoring a hat-trick. What better time for Havertz to kick start his Chelsea career than with a goal this weekend.
Sunday’s game will be the first meeting between Chelsea and Morecambe in competitive action but the latter have already faced Premier League opposition this season, losing 7-0 to Newcastle in the League Cup.