Chelsea vs Morecambe: FA Cup prediction, TV channel, live stream, team news, h2h, latest odds - preview

Tom Doyle
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Chelsea will be heavy favourites to avoid a mammoth FA Cup shock when they entertain League Two Morecambe in the third round at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Frank Lampard is under pressure following a poor run of Premier League results over the festive period, though Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has stuck by the manager - for now, at least.

In theory, a home cup tie against a fourth-tier club could be the perfect tonic for Lampard and a few Chelsea players who are struggling for confidence - but a defeat could make the manager's position untenable.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Chelsea vs Morecambe is scheduled for a 1:30pm GMT kick-off today (Sunday, January 10, 2021).

The match will be held behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge due to coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch Chelsea vs Morecambe

TV channel: Today’s match will be shown on BBC via the Red Button service.

Live stream: Those with a valid TV licence can watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.

Chelsea vs Morecambe team news

N'Golo Kante will miss out due to a hamstring injury. The World Cup-winning midfielder is not expected to be out for long, but will not be ready take on the Shrimps.

Andreas Christensen has a minor knee issue, while Reece James is not quite past a thigh concern.

Youngsters Tino Anjorin, Lewis Bate, Henry Lawrence, Tino Livramento and Jude Soonsup-Bell have trained with Chelsea's first team this week and could feature.

Brad Lyons could come straight into contention for Morecambe. The 23-year-old Blackburn midfielder has joined the Shrimps on loan until the end of the season.

Morecambe are back in training after a Covid-19 shutdown while their players self-isolated for 10 days, and have a clean bill of health. Manager Derek Adams was awarded the League Two manager of the month award for December on Friday.

Chelsea vs Morecambe prediction: 4-1 Chelsea win

Things could get hairy for Chelsea if they make a slow start, but you'd still expect Lampard's side to have more than enough firepower to go through - with a few second-half goals to be expected.

Chelsea vs Morecambe head to head (h2h) results

This will be the first time that the two clubs have met.

Chelsea vs Morecambe odds and betting tips

Chelsea win: 1/14

Morecambe win: 49/1

Over 4/5 goals: 5/4

Odds via Betfair Exchange (subject to change). Click here to find out more.

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