Excluded Chelsea Team Division Three
London – Chelsea knocked out by a team of League One, Bradford City, in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Had led 2-0, 2-4 defeat of the Blues instead of occupants team Premier League’s third division.
Compete at Stanford Bridge on Saturday (24/01/2015) night, Chelsea appear with a number of players coatings. Thibaut Courtois position under the crossbar replaced by Petr Cech. While at the back, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen appeared accompany Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta.
In midfield, there is no Cesc Fabregas or Eden Hazard in the starting XI, while Didier Drogba and Loic Remy mounted on the front lines. Attackers fertile ‘The Blue’, Diego Costa, was not brought into this game.
Despite appearing in a number of players coatings, Chelsea seemed no trouble in the first half hour. Drogba could get a chance in the ninth minute, but his shot bounced over the crossbar.
In the 20th minute, Chelsea finally open the scoring. Oscar bait is released by Gary Cahill struck by right in front of goal Bradford. 1-0 to the hosts.
Eighteen minutes later, Chelsea’s Ramires doubled the lead to 2-0. Feedback from Muhammad One welcomed by Brazilian midfielder with a left foot shot from inside the penalty box.
Before halftime, Bradford could reduce the score to 1-2 with a shot towards the top corner which is released Jon Stead. From this arose Bradford.
In statistical records are reported after the game, Bradford did not perform badly. They have 10 tries to score throughout the game with 8 of them on target. Meanwhile, Chelsea have 17 experiments with 8 of them on target.
In possession, Bradford is also not far behind. They control 49% of possession, compared to 51% belong to Chelsea.
Until the 70th minute, there was no significant change. Various attacks launched Chelsea failed to penetrate the goal Bradford. Oscar could get a chance, but his shot was not on target.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, also plays William and Fabregas to pull out Muhammad Salah and John Obi Mikel. Latter was replaced because of injury.
With the inclusion of William and Fabregas, Chelsea attack a little more spur. However, they still struggled to create chances. In fact, in the 75th minute, breaking the Chelsea goal. Bradford successfully equalized to 2-2.
Filipe Morais releasing a directional kick from inside the penalty box. It makes Mourinho finally play Eden Hazard in the 76th minute.
However, instead of winning, even lagging Chelsea 2-3 of the Bantams in the 82nd minute. Stead, who scored the first goal Bradford, this time contributed assists. His pass to Andy Halliday completed with right leg kick.
In the last five minutes of the game, Chelsea could get chances through Drogba’s header and kick Zouma. However, none were successful. Chelsea pressure never fruitless.
Instead, Bradford even added another goal in injury time. A right leg kick from Mark Yeates deliver Bradford won 4-2 and qualified for the round of the FA Cup knock-out phase.
Chelsea: Cech, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Ramires, Mikel (Fabregas 70), Oscar, One (Willian 70), Drogba, Remy (Hazard 76).
Bradford City: Williams, Darby, Meredith, Davies, McArdle, Liddle, Knott (Yeates 80), Morais (Clark 89), Halliday (Routis 87), Hanson, Stead.