Chelsea started their FA Cup 2016 campaign with a home tie against Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge and Guus Hiddking side started strong scoring the first goal inside first 15 minutes when Diego Costa poked home from close range to make it 1-0 for Chelsea. Blues dominated the game throughout the match and could have added atleast another two before the break. Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored his first goal for Chelsea in the second half to put the game to bed.
Chelsea dominated first 45 minutes against Scunthorpe United in the third round of FA Cup tie on Sunday afternoon. Diego Costa scored in 13th minute while Ruben Loftus-Cheek first strike of Chelsea in second put the result beyond Scunthorpe.
Chelsea 2-0 Scunthorpe Highlights
[English FA Cup 2015-16 ]
13′ 1 – 0 Diego Costa
69′ 2 – 0 Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Chelsea had 75% possession in the first half and a score goal as they went into the break. After the half time scunthorpe somehow started to take control of the game in early exchanges and a penalty (wrongly turned-down) was the turning point as soon after Chelsea put the second and kill the game off.
Diego Costa superb goal vs Scunthorpe:
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Goal Video vs Scunthorpe:
Chelsea can extended their unbeaten record in FA Cup third round to 18 years and they will be looking to avoid that 4th round exit in the hands of Bradford City last season under Jose Mourinho. As far as the team news is concerned from the Chelsea camp its evident that Eden Hazard will miss the game due to lack of match fitness and still struggling with latest hamstring problem which might rule him out for the next two premier league games as well.
Diego Costa is the only recognized forward fit for Chelsea as Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy are both out injured. Oscar might miss the game with Willian, Pedro, Fabregas starting in attacking midfield roles behind Costa with Mikel and Matic in central midfield roles. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on sunday.
Predictions: Chelsea’s form has been on the up since Hiddink took over and I expect them to continue their recent good run of form against Scunthorpe on sunday afternoon. However like any other english game underdogs Scunthrope will make it very difficult for Chelsea and they will have to be at their best to get out of third round. So do join us here for live action as well as match highlights after the game.