Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sun 05 January 2020 14:01
Referee
Peter Bankes
Weather at KO
weather icon Overcast  9oC | Precip: 0% (0 in) | Wind 8.1 mph
Travel Info
3 hours coach
Distance
224 KM

Chelsea

Last updated: Sun 05 January 2020 09:02
In Brief

Premier League form poor recently (W3 D1 L5). Rotation likely. Loftus-Cheek and Alonso ruled out. Tomori seriously sick.

Looking Back

Chelsea lucky to still be in top 4 in Premier League as their form in last 6 weeks dipped dramatically – (W3 D1 L5). 2020 started with frustrating 1:1 away draw vs. Brighton that once again saw Chelsea unable to impress.

Traditionally do well in FA Cup, reached at least round 5 in 7 of last 10 editions, with this competition only realistic chance to win silverware this season.

Looking Ahead

Coach Lampard expected to refresh line-up with Barkley, Kovacic and Batshuayi likely to start. Young Gilmour also could get involved, if over mild illness, as he has been shining for U23s.

No serious injury issues with only rarely used anyway Loftus-Cheek and Alonso sidelined. Tomori fell seriously sick though and he could miss too.

Points of Interest

Last season again hosted Nottingham at this stage of competition and won 2:0.

Nottingham Forest

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 23:13
In Brief

Forest have won last three. Chema doubtful.

Looking Back

Nottingham Forest have suddenly hit some form winning their last three matches.

Got the better of Blackburn 3-2 on Wednesday with Lewis Grabban scoring twice, including a penalty. Grabban now has 14 goals for the campaign.

Rafa Mir has returned to Wolves after a disappointing loan spell.

Looking Ahead

Forest may decide to make changes for a difficult game in a competition that is not their priority.

Chema is doubtful after limping off on Wednesday while Yohan Benalouane, Arijanet Muric and Yuri Ribeiro are also doubts. Tendayi Darikwa and Michael Hefele are also missing.

Points of Interest

Have six wins, five draws and two defeats on the road in the league this term. Lost 2-0 at Chelsea in the FA Cup last season.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Davide Zappacosta (def) Roma - end of loan; Nathan (mid) Atletico Mineiro - end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Michael Hector (def) Fulham;
Transfer out
  • Rafa Mir (sp, attacker, Wolves, loan ended)
Transfer in
  • Davide Zappacosta (def) Roma - end of loan; Nathan (mid) Atletico Mineiro - end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Michael Hector (def) Fulham;

Nottingham Forest

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 23:13
In Brief

Forest have won last three. Chema doubtful.

Looking Back

Nottingham Forest have suddenly hit some form winning their last three matches.

Got the better of Blackburn 3-2 on Wednesday with Lewis Grabban scoring twice, including a penalty. Grabban now has 14 goals for the campaign.

Rafa Mir has returned to Wolves after a disappointing loan spell.

Looking Ahead

Forest may decide to make changes for a difficult game in a competition that is not their priority.

Chema is doubtful after limping off on Wednesday while Yohan Benalouane, Arijanet Muric and Yuri Ribeiro are also doubts. Tendayi Darikwa and Michael Hefele are also missing.

Points of Interest

Have six wins, five draws and two defeats on the road in the league this term. Lost 2-0 at Chelsea in the FA Cup last season.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer out
  • Rafa Mir (sp, attacker, Wolves, loan ended)

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Game Score
Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1