After Ramires gave Chelsea a two-goal lead with eight minutes to go in the first half, the mood in the away stands was sombre as Bradford fans knew their side were on their way out. However, what could have turned into a rout became an almighty upset as Bradford retaliated in a stunning second half display to rob Chelsea of their pride and arrogance. With eight minutes to go in the second half, the Bradford fans were in sheer dreamland after Andrew Halliday’s goal gave them a 3-2 lead. Mark Yeates completed the upset in the fourth minute of extra time as Bradford scored an incredible four goals at Stamford Bridge and handed Chelsea their first defeat in Cup competitions this season. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was both confused and angry with his team’s performance and said, “I find among my bad feelings about the game and the result, space to feel happy for Bradford,’ said Mourinho when it was […]

Chelsea host Bradford City in the fourth round of the FA Cup and despite Bradford’s giant killing exploits in the last few years, the Blues are strong favourites. Chelsea were second best in their last game against Liverpool but still came away with a point. They will rest a few players for the game against Bradford as they have a couple of key games coming up at the end of this month. They face Liverpool in the return leg of the Capital One Cup and play against title rivals Manchester City in the Premier League. Tactics and Probable Lineups Chelsea Kurt Zouma is expected to start alongside Gary Cahill in defence after Jose Mourinho confirmed in yesterday’s press conference that the captain will be rested for today’s game. Thibaut Courtois, who had a brilliant game against Liverpool, will make way for Petr Cech who has been Chelsea’s Cup keeper. Nemanja Matic will be replaced by Brazilian midfielder Ramires in front […]