Chelsea take on League Two side Morecambe in the FA Cup third round this weekend.

The Blues are coming under immense pressure at the moment having slipped down to ninth the Premier League table.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea take on Morecambe in the FA Cup this weekend

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Frank Lampard’s Chelsea take on Morecambe in the FA Cup this weekend

Frank Lampard’s men were well beaten by Manchester City last time out and the Chelsea boss needs to see a response.

Nothing but a win will do as the west Londoners hosts Morecambe in the historic cup on Sunday.

The Shrimps are in good form having won their last four League Two games and moving up to seventh in the table.

Chelsea v Morecambe: How to listen

This match will get under way at 1:30pm on Sunday, January 10.

Full coverage from Stamford Bridge will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 1pm.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will from Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

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Chelsea v Morecambe: Team news

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Chelsea v Morecambe: What has been said?

Derek Adams admits the pressure on Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will only serve to intensify the challenge facing Morecambe in their trip to Stamford Bridge.

The Shrimps boss said: “I think Chelsea’s form makes it more difficult for us, there’s no doubt about that.

“Because there’s obviously pressure on Chelsea to get through to the next round, we know that, and they were FA Cup finalists last season.

“So we know that the game for us is going to be difficult.

“But I think it will be harder than it probably could have been, because if they were winning games then it might have been a wee bit easier for us.

“We’re back in training, we came back into training late on Tuesday night.

“And we are preparing for the game on Sunday, along with all the other teams in the FA Cup we get tested again 72 hours before the game, and we’ll see from there.

“To be fair the players have come back in and they’ve trained well.

“They’ve had 10 days off, isolating in their own homes, and they are obviously looking forward to getting back training and getting going again.

“They are looking forward to the game on Sunday, and they are in good spirits. We’re fine, and we have no injuries going into the game.”

Chelsea have struggled in recent weeks


Chelsea have struggled in recent weeks

Chelsea v Morecambe: Match stats and facts

  • Chelsea and Morecambe will face off for the very first time. Chelsea’s last defeat against a side they were facing for the first time was against Steaua Bucharest in March 2013.
  • Morecambe have reached the third round for the fourth time, losing on each of the previous three occasions without scoring a goal.
  • Chelsea have progressed from their third round tie in each season since 1997-98 when they were eliminated by Manchester United.
  • This is Morecambe’s second FA Cup tie against top-flight opposition, and their first since losing in the third round to Ipswich Town in 2000-01 (0-3).


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