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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

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Come on Lads!! Let's keep the good form going!! #COYB #ktbffh #PrideOfLondon
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 11:06:00

come on guys show them we are the #prideoflondon #ktbffh
Alozie Godfrey
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05/01/2014 12:03:00

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
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05/01/2014 12:22:00

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
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05/01/2014 12:42:00

Derby County ‏@dcfcofficial 3m #DCFCvCFC starting line-up: Grant (GK), Wisdom, Buxton, Keane, Forsyth, Eustace, Hughes, Hendrick, Dawkins, Ward, Martin #COYR @chelseafc
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 13:19:00

jeez our line up is never declared on time !!!lol!
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 13:27:00

#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
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05/01/2014 13:28:00

No Mata, it's going to be another fun week ahead!! deary me!!
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 13:30:00

Quite entertaining to see West Ham crushed 5-0 by Nottingham Forest!
merlin
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05/01/2014 13:51:00

guess this is adios mata n kdb.
Blue Krusaders
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05/01/2014 13:54:00

KDB and Ba not even in line up. Seems like they will leave.
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 14:07:00

If we wim we play stoke city @ home!!
blue5
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05/01/2014 14:11:00

wud have preferred baker instead of essien as essien cud be gone soon.
Blue Krusaders
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05/01/2014 14:11:00

Stoke City awaits us in the next round....
DonDhammih
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05/01/2014 14:11:00

'Win'
blue5
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05/01/2014 14:12:00

COYB this a trophy we need to win starting from this game
sky1ville
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05/01/2014 14:13:00

Come on Chels, stick a smile on my face!
merlin
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05/01/2014 14:16:00

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
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05/01/2014 14:19:00

Stoke it is at home if we get through today!
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 14:19:00

Ramires at RW. KDB? Schurrle?
foreign_viewer
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05/01/2014 14:30:00

ramires on the rw seems wasted me thinks...
Ikdaniels
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05/01/2014 14:34:00

dont u guys think without hazard we dont come to life? he lifts us.
Blue Krusaders
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05/01/2014 14:40:00

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
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05/01/2014 14:42:00

eto'o........ He didn't even shoot
Ikdaniels
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05/01/2014 14:42:00

*3 holding players!
NicciBoy
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05/01/2014 14:42:00

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
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05/01/2014 14:43:00

Don't think Schurrle is injured... Guess Jose is punishing him for being so poor midweek.
NicciBoy
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05/01/2014 14:45:00

Eto is a ******** finished product....
DonDhammih
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05/01/2014 14:46:00

must say mourinho can be called the dumb one today lol
Blue Krusaders
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05/01/2014 14:46:00

eto'o!! smh!!
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 14:46:00

Luiz never stops being childish.....
DonDhammih
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05/01/2014 14:48:00

I see the moaners are out in force! Come on, get behind the lads!
merlin
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05/01/2014 14:49:00

nearly Ramires...
Ikdaniels
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05/01/2014 14:49:00

Oscar close!!
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 14:52:00

We need to be decisive here!! COYB!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 14:55:00

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
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05/01/2014 14:59:00

Rami hits post!!!!!!!!!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 15:05:00

Ramires hits the post... End of first half
Ikdaniels
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05/01/2014 15:05:00

Good pressure and play last 5 mins or so. Need more in 2nd half and score.
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 15:07:00

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
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05/01/2014 15:09:00

Mikel played well in a more advanced role.
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 15:10:00

Oscar close !!oh
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 15:23:00

Uhmm Marcel, I guess you need to be sacked yourself asap! LOLOL
HGH Magic
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05/01/2014 15:27:00

Eusebio has died
Blue_Mel
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05/01/2014 15:28:00

Captain Mikel. Let the complaints begin.
foreign_viewer
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05/01/2014 15:32:00

Captain Mikel. Let the complaints begin.
foreign_viewer
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05/01/2014 15:34:00

The Special One vs The Wally with a Brolly. Interesting match-up.
HGH Magic
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05/01/2014 15:39:00

Cole is finished.
foreign_viewer
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05/01/2014 15:40:00

Let the praises begin. Some people only see goals.
foreign_viewer
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05/01/2014 15:42:00

On his 300 appearance:mikel score whem he wants
blue5
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05/01/2014 15:44:00

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
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05/01/2014 15:46:00

Captain Mikel showing "leadership on the pitch" there. Ok.
foreign_viewer
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05/01/2014 15:50:00

Mikel. Captain. Leader. Le...nvm.
BluePontiff
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05/01/2014 15:51:00

Mikel. Captain. Leader. Le...nvm.
BluePontiff
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05/01/2014 15:51:00

Ashley Cole is done.
BluePontiff
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05/01/2014 15:54:00

Torres. Embarrassing stuff. That's bad.
foreign_viewer
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05/01/2014 15:55:00

The gods just don't like FT9. He does everything right,except the last touch. #Pray4Torres.
BluePontiff
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05/01/2014 15:55:00

Mikel scored vs Derby County. His countrymen will want a statue of Mikel outside the Bridge now. lol.
AD_blue
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05/01/2014 15:55:00

The gods just don't like FT9. He does everything right,except the last touch. #Pray4Torres.
BluePontiff
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05/01/2014 15:56:00

*Yawn*
HGH Magic
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05/01/2014 16:13:00

i like torres better than eto'o.
Blue Krusaders
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05/01/2014 16:14:00

Good win lads.
emigre
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05/01/2014 16:16:00

Captain Mikel has scored more goals in 2014 than Ronaldo and Messi.... #goalmachine
BabaBlue Akpos
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05/01/2014 16:18:00

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
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05/01/2014 16:21:00

Yay! Barca and RM should be submitting their bids soon.lmao.
AD_blue
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05/01/2014 16:22:00

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
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05/01/2014 16:28:00

Jon Obi Mikel- 300TH APPEARANCE. CAPTAIN. GOALSCORER.
syed230183_chelseafc
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05/01/2014 16:29:00

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
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05/01/2014 16:34:00

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
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05/01/2014 21:13:00

^Google that.
HGH Magic
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06/01/2014 06:28:00

 

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