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Chelsea vs. Bradford City, FA Cup: Confirmed lineups

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The other day a coach of a big team was knocked out in the cup and he said this was very good, we can focus on the other competitions. If I lose today against Bradford I don't say that, I say it's a disgrace.

-Jose Mourinho; source: Chelsea FC


Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Petr Čech | César Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen | John Obi Mikel, Ramires | Mohamed Salah, Oscar, Loïc Rémy | Didier Drogba

Substitutes from: Thibaut Courtois, John Terry, Nathan Aké, Cesc Fàbregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Eden Hazard

Bradford City starting lineup (4-4-2):
Ben Williams | James Meredith, Andrew Davies, Aaron McArdle, Stephen Darby | Andy Halliday, Billy Knott, Gary Liddle, Filipe Morais | Jon Stead, James Hanson

Substitutes from: Matthew Urwin, Alan Sheehan, Billy Clarke, Francois Zoko, Mark Yeates, Jason Kennedy, Christopher Routis


A nice change of pace from Jose in the lineup, with youngster Christensen getting the start at the right back and Rémy getting a run out at right wing (over André Schürrle, who's not in the matchday squad AT ALL -- dun Dun DUN).  Aké and Loftus-Cheek provide youth from the bench.

For reference, here's how you all would've chosen the squad, based on your votes:

you choose Bradford City H

And just a reminder, this game is NOT televised.  There are NO streams legal or illegal for this game.  Linking to the latter is not allowed anyway.


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