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English FA Cup

Saturday, 24 January 2015,

Chelsea
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Bradford
  • Kickoff: 16:00 BST
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance: 41,014
  • 21' Gary Cahill
  • 38' Ramires
  • 41' Jonathan Stead
  • 75' Filipe Morais
  • 82' Andy Halliday
  • 91' Mark Yeates

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Mourinho: No plans to sell or buy

Jose Mourinho has insisted Chelsea have no plans to sell or buy in the January transfer window, playing down reports of imminent exits for World Cup winner Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah.

The Blues boss says both Germany forward Schurrle and Egypt winger Salah will be in the squad for Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie with League One Bradford, a game for which captain John Terry will drop to the bench.

"The club doesn't move. We don't move. Our desire is to keep the same squad," Mourinho said.

"The window is open, but what I can say is I like them, I need them and I trust them.

"We are happy with the players, we are happy with the work we did in the summer to prepare for the season, (it) reflects the trust we have in the group and, if possible, we don't want to be involved in the transfer window.

"If we have to be it's because somebody pushed us, with some offer for our player, but Chelsea moving and looking for a change? No.

"Sometimes we have needs, like we had in the past transfer windows where we sold some players.

"The reality is normally nothing should happen in the next two weeks and we should go to February with the same squad."

Salah has found first-team opportunities limited this season and has been linked with a move to Roma.

A Bundesliga return for Schurrle has been suggested, with Wolfsburg mentioned.

John Terry is to be rested for the clash, with Kurt Zouma starting in defence.

Mourinho has his detractors but there will be no sense of ill-feeling from the opposition dug-out when the Bantams try to repeat their recent cup heroics at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho has upset plenty during his rise to the summit of football management but Bradford boss Phil Parkinson, who led his side on their epic run all the way to the Capital One Cup final at Wembley two years ago, is not one of them.

"Every manager admires him and the reason he wins so much is because he sets his teams up away from home to get a result," Parkinson said ahead of the fourth-round FA Cup tie.

"He's not bothered how his team looks or what plaudits he gets for his team's style away from home. He just goes there to do a job and adapts his team and his formation accordingly.

"That's what management is all about. Chelsea have got talented players, but he demands a great work ethic from them.

"In the modern-day game if you want to be the best you can't carry anybody in terms of working for the team and we say that to our players.

"The team work ethic is the most important thing and Mourinho has instilled this in his teams and that's why he often gets the right side of the small dividing line between finishing first and second."

Bradford, under Parkinson, have developed an unlikely big-game mentality in recent seasons. Their Capital One Cup exploits in 2012/13 saw them defeat Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa, over two legs, to reach Wembley.

They also won promotion via the League Two play-off final later that year and secured a memorable Capital One Cup win against arch-rivals Leeds earlier this season at a sold-out Valley Parade.

Parkinson feels these experiences will stand the club and his players in good stead.

"The staff are all the same and we've got five or six players who are likely to play, who played in those big games and that was great experience for us," he said.

"At the time we used that experience to great effect in the play-offs and the play-off final because we grew used to playing in big games in front of the TV cameras and in front of larger crowds.

"It helped us deal with that extra pressure. We had the experience of playing against Leeds, our local rivals, in the Capital One Cup this year and we won that game and this is our chance to test ourselves against the best team in the country at the moment."

Striker Billy Clarke is back in contention after missing the last six games due to a knee injury, but on-loan goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will play no part.

Clarke could return to the substitutes' bench after being sidelined since December 20, while Ben Williams will step in for Pickford, who is ineligible having been refused permission to play in the FA Cup by parent club Sunderland.

Brad Halliday and Francois Zoko will be included after their respective loans spells from Middlesbrough and Blackpool were extended on Thursday, as will Matty Dolan following his recent recovery from a hamstring injury.

Defender Andrew Davies has been passed fit after nursing a hamstring injury in recent weeks.

91'+7

Petr Cech takes a short goal kick

91'+7

Ben Williams (Bradford City) Free Kick at 98'

91'+6

Gary Cahill commits a foul on Rory McArdle resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

91'+4

Ben Williams (Bradford City) Free Kick at 95'

91'+4

Eden Hazard commits a foul on Stephen Darby resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

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2 - 4

Goal!! Mark Yeates hits a right footed shot to the lower right corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! Bradford City now leads 4 - 2

91'+3

Mark Yeates hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

91'+3

That last goal was assisted by Jonathan Stead

91'+2

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

91'+2

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Free Kick at 93'

91'+2

Billy Clarke commits a foul on César Azpilicueta resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

91'+2

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

91'+1

Willian hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

91'+1

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Free Kick at 92'

91'+1

Stephen Darby

91'+1

Stephen Darby commits a foul on Eden Hazard resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

91'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

91'

End of the game

91'

The referee has signaled the end of the second half

90'

Throw-in: Andreas Christensen takes it (Defending)

89'

Bradford City makes a sub: Billy Clarke enters for Filipe Morais. Reason: Injury

87'

Throw-in: Stephen Darby takes it (Attacking)

87'

Bradford City makes a sub: Christopher Routis enters for Andy Halliday. Reason: Tactical

86'

Throw-in: Andreas Christensen takes it (Attacking)

86'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

86'

Kurt Zouma hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

84'

Mark Yeates (Bradford City) Free Kick at 84'

84'

Oscar commits a foul on Mark Yeates resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

84'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

84'

Didier Drogba hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

82'

2 - 3

Goal!! Andy Halliday hits a right footed shot to the upper left corner from the centre and scores!! Bradford City now leads 3 - 2

82'

Andy Halliday hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

82'

That last goal was assisted by Jonathan Stead

81'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

81'

Andy Halliday (Bradford City) Free Kick at 81'

80'

Bradford City makes a sub: Mark Yeates enters for Billy Knott. Reason: Tactical

80'

Andreas Christensen commits a foul on James Hanson resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

78'

Throw-in: César Azpilicueta takes it (Defending)

77'

Throw-in: César Azpilicueta takes it (Defending)

76'

Chelsea makes a sub: Eden Hazard enters for Loïc Rémy. Reason: Tactical

75'

2 - 2

Goal!! Filipe Morais hits a right footed shot to the lower right corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! The game is now tied at 2

75'

Filipe Morais hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

75'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

74'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

74'

Ben Williams makes the save (Catch)

74'

Didier Drogba hits a good header. Outcome: save

74'

Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 74'

73'

Andrew Davies commits a foul on Didier Drogba resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

73'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

73'

Oscar hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

72'

Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) Free Kick at 72'

71'

Throw-in: Andreas Christensen takes it (Attacking)

70'

Chelsea makes a sub: Cesc Fàbregas enters for John Obi Mikel. Reason: Injury

70'

Chelsea makes a sub: Willian enters for Mohamed Salah. Reason: Tactical

67'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Attacking)

66'

Didier Drogba clears the ball from danger.

66'

Didier Drogba clears the ball from danger.

65'

Billy Knott hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

64'

Throw-in: Stephen Darby takes it (Defending)

63'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

63'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

62'

Mohamed Salah hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

60'

Jonathan Stead clears the ball from danger.

59'

Petr Cech takes a short goal kick

59'

Billy Knott hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

59'

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) Free Kick at 59'

58'

John Obi Mikel commits a foul on Billy Knott resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

58'

Throw-in: Andreas Christensen takes it (Defending)

57'

Stephen Darby clears the ball from danger.

57'

Oscar hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

56'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

56'

Andreas Christensen clears the ball from danger.

54'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

54'

Petr Cech makes the save (Catch)

54'

James Hanson hits a good header. Outcome: save

53'

Throw-in: Filipe Morais takes it (Defending)

52'

Petr Cech takes a short goal kick

52'

Gary Cahill clears the ball from danger.

51'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

48'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

48'

Loïc Rémy hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

46'

The second half is under way

46'+2

Ramires clears the ball from danger.

46'+2

Gary Liddle

46'+1

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

46'+1

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

46'

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) Free Kick at 46'

46'

Didier Drogba commits a foul on Rory McArdle resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

46'

Throw-in: Stephen Darby takes it (Attacking)

46'

The referee has signaled the end of the first half

45'

Throw-in: Andreas Christensen takes it (Attacking)

45'

Andrew Davies clears the ball from danger.

44'

Andrew Davies clears the ball from danger.

43'

Petr Cech (Chelsea) Free Kick at 43'

43'

Offside called on James Hanson

43'

James Meredith (Bradford City) Free Kick at 43'

43'

Mohamed Salah commits a foul on Andy Halliday resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

41'

2 - 1

Goal!! Jonathan Stead hits a left footed shot to the upper left corner from the centre and scores!! Bradford City now trails 1 - 2

41'

Jonathan Stead hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: goal

41'

Filipe Morais crosses the ball.

41'

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) Free Kick at 41'

41'

John Obi Mikel commits a foul on Gary Liddle resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

41'

Throw-in: Stephen Darby takes it (Defending)

40'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

38'

2 - 0

Goal!! Ramires hits a left footed shot to the lower right corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! Chelsea now leads 2 - 0

38'

Ramires hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: goal

38'

That last goal was assisted by Mohamed Salah

37'

Filipe Morais crosses the ball.

37'

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) Free Kick at 37'

37'

Andreas Christensen commits a foul on James Hanson resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

36'

Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) Free Kick at 36'

36'

James Hanson commits a foul on Kurt Zouma resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

36'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

34'

Ben Williams (Bradford City) Free Kick at 34'

34'

Oscar commits a foul on James Meredith resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

32'

Ben Williams (Bradford City) Free Kick at 32'

32'

Offside called on Didier Drogba

31'

Throw-in: César Azpilicueta takes it (Attacking)

29'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

27'

Throw-in: Stephen Darby takes it (Attacking)

27'

Ben Williams (Bradford City) Free Kick at 27'

26'

Didier Drogba commits a foul on Andrew Davies resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

25'

Andrew Davies clears the ball from danger.

24'

Ben Williams makes the save (Parry)

24'

Didier Drogba hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

24'

Oscar (Chelsea) Free Kick at 24'

23'

Rory McArdle

23'

Rory McArdle commits a foul on Didier Drogba resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

23'

Ben Williams makes the save (Catch)

23'

Didier Drogba hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

21'

That last goal was assisted by Oscar

21'

1 - 0

Goal!! Gary Cahill hits a right footed shot to the upper left corner from the left 6 yard and scores!! Chelsea now leads 1 - 0

21'

Gary Cahill hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

20'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

20'

Oscar hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

19'

Filipe Morais crosses the ball.

19'

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) Free Kick at 19'

18'

John Obi Mikel commits a foul on Filipe Morais resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

17'

Loïc Rémy hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

17'

Petr Cech takes a long goal kick

16'

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) Free Kick at 16'

16'

Didier Drogba commits a foul on Andy Halliday resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

15'

Petr Cech (Chelsea) Free Kick at 15'

14'

Andy Halliday commits a foul on John Obi Mikel resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

14'

Andrew Davies hits a good header. Outcome: save

13'

Filipe Morais crosses the ball.

13'

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) Free Kick at 13'

12'

John Obi Mikel commits a foul on Billy Knott resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

12'

Throw-in: Stephen Darby takes it (Attacking)

12'

John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) Free Kick at 12'

12'

Andy Halliday commits a foul on Ramires resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

11'

Throw-in: César Azpilicueta takes it (Attacking)

11'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Attacking)

10'

Petr Cech (Chelsea) Free Kick at 10'

10'

James Hanson commits a foul on Kurt Zouma resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

8'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

8'

Didier Drogba hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

7'

Throw-in: César Azpilicueta takes it (Defending)

5'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

4'

Ben Williams (Bradford City) Free Kick at 4'

4'

Andreas Christensen commits a foul on James Meredith resulting on a free kick for Bradford City

4'

Throw-in: César Azpilicueta takes it (Defending)

3'

Andrew Davies clears the ball from danger.

3'

Oscar crosses the ball.

3'

Oscar (Chelsea) Free Kick at 3'

3'

Rory McArdle commits a foul on Didier Drogba resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

2'

Throw-in: James Meredith takes it (Defending)

2'

Ben Williams takes a long goal kick

1'

Oscar (Chelsea) Free Kick at 1'

1'

Filipe Morais commits a foul on Oscar resulting on a free kick for Chelsea

1'

Game on!

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Possession

49%
51%
  • Chelsea
  • Bradford City

Shots

17
12

Shots on target

8
10

Fouls

15
10

Corners

0
0

Yellow Cards

0
3

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

Chelsea2 - 4Bradford
Chelsea3 - 0Bradford
Bradford2 - 0Chelsea
Bradford1 - 1Chelsea
Chelsea1 - 0Bradford
Chelsea3 - 1Bradford

Chelsea

  • 1Petr Cech
  • 31Andreas Christensen
  • 5Kurt Zouma
  • 24Gary Cahill
  • 28César Azpilicueta
  • 7Ramires
  • 8Oscar
  • 12John Obi Mikel
  • -> Cesc Fàbregas
  • 17Mohamed Salah
  • -> Willian
  • 11Didier Drogba
  • 18Loïc Rémy
  • -> Eden Hazard
  • Subs
  • 6Nathan Ake
  • 26John Terry
  • 13Thibaut Courtois
  • 36Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Bradford

  • 12Ben Williams
  • 23Rory McArdle
  • 5Andrew Davies
  • 2Stephen Darby
  • 3James Meredith
  • 20Filipe Morais
  • -> Billy Clarke
  • 25Andy Halliday
  • -> Christopher Routis
  • 8Gary Liddle
  • 11Billy Knott
  • -> Mark Yeates
  • 16Jonathan Stead
  • 9James Hanson
  • Subs
  • 17Jason Kennedy
  • 6Alan Sheehan
  • 22Matthew Urwin
  • 13Francois Zoko

Bantams strike back to beat Chelsea

Bradford brilliantly responded from two goals down to win 4-2 at Chelsea and dump the Barclays Premier League leaders out of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.

League One City, who were 2-0 down after 38 minutes, claimed the biggest scalp of their recent giant-killing exploits to advance to the fifth round and end Chelsea's hopes of challenging for an unprecedented quadruple.

Chelsea reject Filipe Morais levelled the fourth-round tie with 15 minutes to go before Jon Stead, the scorer of City's first, teed up Andy Halliday for the winner eight minutes from time.

And substitute Mark Yeates tucked in a stoppage-time fourth to inflict the Blues' first home loss this season and spark jubilant celebrations from Phil Parkinson's visitors.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said it would be a "disgrace" if his side exited the competition to the League One Bantams, who beat Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to the 2013 League Cup final, where they were beaten by Swansea.

But Mourinho's men were distinctly second best and not even the introduction of Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Willian off the substitutes' bench could rescue the tie.

It was the first time Chelsea have lost to lower-league opposition at home since 1995 against Millwall.

Chelsea made nine changes with Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool in mind, but still fielded a team full of talent worth an estimated B£98million. The fees for Bradford's starting XI totalled B£7,500.

The Blues must now regroup for their midweek clash with the Reds and next Saturday's Premier League showdown with Manchester City.




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