Chelsea welcome League Two side, Morecambe to the Stamford Bridge as both sides look to fight through into the next round of the FA Cup
Frank Lampard will be hoping for a winner against Morecambe from his men as that would help serve as a morale bolster to his side after going 7 games with just one win.
With Hakim Ziyech already back in the squad, Frank Lampard eyes a major advantage with the play maker despite he failed to make impacts during their 3-1 loss to Manchester City in their previous game.
But it’s likely Lampard would give the Moroccan more time to build fitness than risk him in the game today against a side Chelsea are yet to face for the first time since football history.
Star right back, Reece James won’t be risked in the game today as Lampard has brought forth Tino Livramento from the youth squad with chances also he would pick Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of the youngster.
Timo Werner has struggled with self-confidence lately after having missed pretty chances. Reports reveals the German is available to star in the game today with Lampard craving for a win.
According to Frank, Kante is out of the game also with Andrea Christensen yet to return from his injury.
“I’m not going to talk about the starting line-up for Morecambe. Reece James is out for the game,” Lampard revealed. “He will train with us tomorrow but the game will come too early.
“Andreas Christensen and N’Golo Kante, too. Kante has a minor hamstring injury so will miss this game and is suspended for Fulham next Friday so we’ll get him right.”
Abraham and Giroud were unused sub in City’s defeat and are both available for selection today.
Chelsea will star several youth stars today after Lampard revealed he has brought in the players to train with the senior squad ahead of the game today.