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Chelsea vs. Scunthorpe United, FA Cup: Confirmed lineups

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This season's FA Cup adventure starts here.

"The impact of the FA Cup is huge worldwide. You can get a reaction from Australia to Asia to the west coast of the United States. It's huge."

-Guus Hiddink; source: Chelsea FC

And winning is our aim.


Chelsea starting lineup:
Asmir Begović | César Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma, Branislav Ivanović (c) | Cesc Fàbregas, Ramires | Pedro, Oscar, Willian | Diego Costa

Substitutes from: Thibaut Courtois, John Terry, Baba Rahman, John Obi Mikel, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Bertrand Traroré

Scunthorpe United starting eleven:
Luke Daniels | Scott Laird, David Mirfin, Luke Williams, Paddy Madden, Kevin van Veen, Neal Bishop, Stephen Dawson (c), Murray Wallace, Jamie Ness, Jordan Clarke

Substitutes from: Joe Anyon, Scott Wiseman, Sean McAllister, Niall Canavan, Hakeeb Adelakun, Jack King, Kyle Wootton


As somewhat expected, Chelsea roll with mostly a first-choice lineup, especially in attack.  Asmir Begovic does rotate in for his first start since the return of Courtois from injury; Nemanja Matic misses out completely as Cesc and Ramires start in midfield.

While it's a bit disappointing to see the trio of RLC, Kenedy, and Traoré only on the bench, hopefully they will see the pitch at some point in the second half.


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