Chelseathe best goals of 2020
Lampard will desperately need to win his first piece of silver as a manager and came handy in this competition last season, when the Blues were beaten by Arsenal in the final at Wembley. He largely resisted the opportunity to strongly rotate his team with Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech all gone.
Morecambe has had a strong start to the season in fourth place in England, where they are five points behind leaders Carlisle with a game in hand. However, their last two games have been postponed after a Covid-19 outbreak at the club and it is not yet clear which players will be available for the game.
We’ll have all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge throughout the afternoon:
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (72 ‘)
So close! Either way, it’s not four. Chelsea work the ball quickly and incisively, with Mount finally slipping a pass into Azpilicueta. The Spaniard returns to Havertz, closely refused by Halstead. The goalie then gets up quickly enough to deny Mount on the rebound. An impressive double stop.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 3:01 PM
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (68 ‘)
This is the last action of the game for Ziyech, who gives way to Pulisic. And Giroud replaces Werner, back in goal today.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:56 PM
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (67 ‘)
Ziyech seems determined to add his name to the scoresheet. He walks past a few players and lines up another long-range effort. Again, it’s off target.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:55 PM
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (65 ‘)
Ziyech hits a volley from afar and with a crowd of players in front of him. Unsurprisingly, it streams widely without disturbing the keeper.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:53 PM
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (62 ‘)
Morecambe makes a triple change: Gibson, Mellor and O’Sullivan replace Slew, Hendrie and Cooney.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:50 PM
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (60 ‘)
Luck! Havertz plays Mount on goal but the midfielder chooses to cut the ball towards Hudson-Odoi instead of shooting, one on one with Halstead. The ball is intercepted and Morecambe cleared.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:49 PM
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (59 ‘)
Ziyech almost clings to a ball over Rudiger, but Knight-Percival does just enough to get him away from the Moroccan.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:48 PM
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (58 ‘)
Mount almost slides a ball all the way to Emerson in the box, but it’s too heavy. This game is well and truly over as a contest now, so Morecambe is just looking to avoid a heavy defeat.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:47 PM
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:45 PM
CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE (54 ‘)
Hudson-Odoi bursts through the middle and feeds Werner to his right. The latter’s low cross is towards Havertz, but he can only push his first wide effort.
Callum Rice-CoatesJanuary 10, 2021 2:43 PM