FA CUP Match Preview : Chelsea vs Peterborough


Chelsea’s 13 match winning run in the Premier League came to an end on Wednesday when they were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham. Now Antonio Conte’s side must pick themselves up and focus their attention on the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

Conte’s side crashed out of the League Cup to West Ham earlier in the season, in which Conte has already showed he is willing to make changes to the side. Some fresh faces should be picked for Sunday, which could give Peterborough a better chance of causing a cup upset here.

Chelsea only managed to beat Bristol Rovers 3-2 in the League Cup earlier in the season, which shows lowe league teams can get at them. Naijabet.com

Peterborough have hit their best form of the season. Having only managed three wins in their first 15 matches of the season, they have won 10 of their last 17 in all competitions and have only lost three of those. Away from home they have won four of their last six. Chelsea cannot underestimate the Posh here.

Team News


Chelsea – Antonio Conte is expected to make some changes to the team that lost 2-0 to Tottenham on Wednesday, which could give some youngsters a chance.

Kurt Zouma could be handed his first competitive appearance for Chelsea since February having been named on the bench in recent matches.

Michy Batshuayi has struggled for game time this season but should start up front against Peterborough on Sunday.

Marcos Alonso has struggled with an ankle problem in the last two matches and may be given a rest here, with Eden Hazard and Diego Costa also expected to sit out here.

Peterborough – Peterborough will be without defender Jack Baldwin, who had a knee operation at the start of December. Other than that, Grant McCann can name his best team.


Match Facts

Peterborough have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches in FA Cup .

Peterborough are undefeated in their last 8 FA Cup matches.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Chelsea has 1.13 odd to win the match on NaijaBet  while Peterborough United has 16.32 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 7.97.

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