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Match Day Moments - Derby (a) FA Cup

Chelsea takes to the road today for an FA Cup 3rd round tie against Derby County.

The FA Cup is a competition we have a decent record in and with the FA Cup Final now rightly restored to its familiar place at the end of the season, reaching Wembley is a fantastic climax and a wonderful day out.

Jose Mourinho has already spoken about how much the FA Cup means to him and the 'Special One` has promised to field a strong side against a Derby side who are flying high in the Championship.

But who will make the starting eleven? We know that Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic are both out injured but David Luiz is available after serving a one game suspension picked up for receiving five yellow cards.

So why not join us around 13:00 hours, ahead of the 14:14 (UK time) kick-off when we`ll be on hand to discuss the starting eleven, the possible tactics but most importantly of all - the action as it unfolds at Pride Park.

Hopefully, Chelsea can edge into round four and avoid the kind of giant-killing that befell Leeds United, Millwall and Aston Villa yesterday!




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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 5 2014

Time: 11:01AM

Your Comments

Come on Lads!! Let's keep the good form going!! #COYB #ktbffh #PrideOfLondon
syed230183_chelseafc
come on guys show them we are the #prideoflondon #ktbffh
Alozie Godfrey
I hope Derby won't pull a Blackburn Rovers on us today; haha.. just found out Man City fans have devised a new nickname for David Silva, they call him "Merlin", lol
HGH Magic
Ivan Rakitic is red hot right now. Assisting, scoring defending, leading Sevilla like a general. Just scored now. Another opportunity passing by us. sigh!!!!!! #DLPbust
syed230183_chelseafc
Derby County ‏@dcfcofficial 3m #DCFCvCFC starting line-up: Grant (GK), Wisdom, Buxton, Keane, Forsyth, Eustace, Hughes, Hendrick, Dawkins, Ward, Martin #COYR @chelseafc
syed230183_chelseafc
jeez our line up is never declared on time !!!lol!
syed230183_chelseafc
#CFC 11: Schwarzer; Dave, Cahill, David Luiz, Cole; Essien (c), Mikel; Ramires, Oscar, Willian; Eto’o. #FACup..................................Substitutes v Derby: Cech, Kalas, Terry, Baker, Hazard, Mata, Torres. #CFC
syed230183_chelseafc
No Mata, it's going to be another fun week ahead!! deary me!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Quite entertaining to see West Ham crushed 5-0 by Nottingham Forest!
merlin
guess this is adios mata n kdb.
Blue Krusaders
KDB and Ba not even in line up. Seems like they will leave.
syed230183_chelseafc
wud have preferred baker instead of essien as essien cud be gone soon.
Blue Krusaders
If we wim we play stoke city @ home!!
blue5
Stoke City awaits us in the next round....
DonDhammih
'Win'
blue5
COYB this a trophy we need to win starting from this game
sky1ville
Come on Chels, stick a smile on my face!
merlin
Stoke it is at home if we get through today!
syed230183_chelseafc
Derby manager Steve McClaren on BT Sport: "We are at home, it is a full house and it should be cracking atmosphere. We know playing against Chelsea it is going to be a very tough test but we are all looking forward to it."
merlin
Ramires at RW. KDB? Schurrle?
foreign_viewer
ramires on the rw seems wasted me thinks...
Ikdaniels
dont u guys think without hazard we dont come to life? he lifts us.
Blue Krusaders
eto'o........ He didn't even shoot
Ikdaniels
I'm yet to see anything from Eto'o since he arrived. Nothing like the player he once once. Also, I really don't get Rambo on the right wing. We're playing thre holding players..... Against Derby!!?
NicciBoy
*3 holding players!
NicciBoy
Another one-on-one with the keeper missed by our centre forward. I'd love to see the stats, but does any top team miss as many one-on ones as us?
CobhamBlue
Don't think Schurrle is injured... Guess Jose is punishing him for being so poor midweek.
NicciBoy
eto'o!! smh!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Eto is a ******** finished product....
DonDhammih
must say mourinho can be called the dumb one today lol
Blue Krusaders
Luiz never stops being childish.....
DonDhammih
I see the moaners are out in force! Come on, get behind the lads!
merlin
nearly Ramires...
Ikdaniels
Oscar close!!
syed230183_chelseafc
We need to be decisive here!! COYB!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Would people please stop thinking of a 4231 Ramires on the right. It is a 433 anytime we see those type of line ups.
Pavel Permiachkin
Rami hits post!!!!!!!!!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Ramires hits the post... End of first half
Ikdaniels
Good pressure and play last 5 mins or so. Need more in 2nd half and score.
syed230183_chelseafc
Hey jose if you don't win today you need to be sacked we have to win every game possible or some us won't be happy! We are not allowed to concede goals jose, and we must play great football in every match! I know ie never even been to Stamford bridge but I will criticise as I see fit! I mean I'm not going to be like those real supporters at man city who saw there team draw to a lower table championship side and still clapped there team off! I'm going to criticize until we win every game we play! When we lose it's your fault jose! But when we win it's thanks to the players! I know I asked you to play Essien but it's your fault if Essien plays bad! Kind regards the most supportive fan ever! Ps is chelsea in london? I've never even been to England let alone chelsea
Marcel
Mikel played well in a more advanced role.
syed230183_chelseafc
Oscar close !!oh
syed230183_chelseafc
Uhmm Marcel, I guess you need to be sacked yourself asap! LOLOL
HGH Magic
Eusebio has died
Blue_Mel
Captain Mikel. Let the complaints begin.
foreign_viewer
Captain Mikel. Let the complaints begin.
foreign_viewer
The Special One vs The Wally with a Brolly. Interesting match-up.
HGH Magic
Cole is finished.
foreign_viewer
Let the praises begin. Some people only see goals.
foreign_viewer
On his 300 appearance:mikel score whem he wants
blue5
f_v maybe you thought it was funny when you first started, but honestly do you thing after all this time same things from you over and over and over do you honestly think it is even funny at this point? It actually looks sad and disturbing, just letting you know and not looking for a debate.
Pavel Permiachkin
Captain Mikel showing "leadership on the pitch" there. Ok.
foreign_viewer
Mikel. Captain. Leader. Le...nvm.
BluePontiff
Mikel. Captain. Leader. Le...nvm.
BluePontiff
Ashley Cole is done.
BluePontiff
Torres. Embarrassing stuff. That's bad.
foreign_viewer
Mikel scored vs Derby County. His countrymen will want a statue of Mikel outside the Bridge now. lol.
AD_blue
The gods just don't like FT9. He does everything right,except the last touch. #Pray4Torres.
BluePontiff
The gods just don't like FT9. He does everything right,except the last touch. #Pray4Torres.
BluePontiff
*Yawn*
HGH Magic
i like torres better than eto'o.
Blue Krusaders
Good win lads.
emigre
Captain Mikel has scored more goals in 2014 than Ronaldo and Messi.... #goalmachine
BabaBlue Akpos
good win and derby county fought well, kudos to the lads and kudos to mourinho, we actually played well, but we need to stop being wasteful, with a good finisher, we'll be twice as deadly
Desmondadonis
Yay! Barca and RM should be submitting their bids soon.lmao.
AD_blue
Decent win, job done. Respect to derby. well played, great goals by Mikel (hell yeah!!) and Oscar and we could have had more if not for Derby keeper's heroics. Job done, On to next one.........
syed230183_chelseafc
Jon Obi Mikel- 300TH APPEARANCE. CAPTAIN. GOALSCORER.
syed230183_chelseafc
Nervy 1st half. Game changed once Ramires was taken off the wing. Why on earth is he still played there with all the AMs Chelsea have at their disposal? Good goal by Mikel. Oscar motm with Willian a close second.
AD_blue
It beggars believe @AD blue that Ramires stil plays as RW in a team split for choices in the attack. How on earth would mata and KDB bre on the bench and ramires with all his poor ball skills be on the wings. Why was he started in the first place? Are we saying that we can't win a game against Derby without the likes or Hazard, Willian, Oscar, and Ramires starting? I did not enjoy he game at all. lewis baker got 5 mins in which he did not touch the ball once why not give tuw guy 30 mins. What did Mourinho learnt about the guy in just 5 mins?
Dwonder
^Google that.
HGH Magic
 

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