Chelsea CHE Werner (6'), Hudson-Odoi (18'), Lukaku (20'), Christensen (39'), Ziyech (Pen 55')
5-1 FT
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FA Cup Round 3
Jan 8, 2022 KO: 17:30

Chelsea - Chesterfield

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: Jarred Gillett
Werner 6'  
Hudson-Odoi 18'  
Lukaku 20'  
Christensen 39'  
Ziyech (Pen) 55'  
  80' Asante

Match preview

Kante, Silva and Havertz all out? How Chelsea could line up against Chesterfield

Thomas Tuchel could be without at least eight first team players for Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Chesterfield on Saturday

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is expected to make a number of wholesale changes to his starting XI when his side face Chesterfield in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Stamford Bridge side have had to endure a number of serious injuries in recent months and will now be without key players during the African Cup of Nations.

As such, Tuchel will likely offer debuts and rare appearances to some of Chelsea’s younger players without compromising his team’s ability to win the game with relative comfort.

In defence, we’re likely to see Kepa Arrizabalaga remain between the posts while Edouard Mendy is away on international duty, behind a back four of Saul Niguez, Malang Sarr, Andreas Christensen and youngster Xavier Simons at right back.

N’Golo Kante remains out of action with a COVID infection and Kai Havertz broke his finger in the midweek win over Tottenham Hotspur, so Tuchel is likely to go with a midfield duo of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley, with Hakim Ziyech in the No.10 position.

Similarly, we should expect to see Christian Pulisic return to the fold on the left wing, with Callum Hudson-Odoi on the right. Timo Werner, who has now recovered from a COVID infection, is set to lead the line as the club’s lone striker.

How Chelsea could line up against Chesterfield

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Chesterfield
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
10
Draws
7
3
Losses
1
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
46
34
Goals Per Game
2.30
1.70
More > 2.5 Goals
11
10
More > 3 Goals
8
8
Scored First in a Match
16
10
Scored Both Halves
8
10
Won More > 1 Goal
8
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
17
23
Did Not Score
1
7
Both Teams Scored
11
8
Kept Clean Sheet
9
6
Won Without Conceding
8
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
18
7.00
Shots on Target
7.00
4.50
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.35
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.18
2.00
Penalties
0.50
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
7.90
14
Shots on Target Conceded
3.50
6.00
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.07
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
13
Yellow Cards
1.50
0.95
Red Cards
0.00
0.05