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.
COME ON, CHELSEA!