Chelsea look set to be back in FA Cup action on Sunday as they face League Two side Morecambe.
The tie had looked to be under threat when the Lancashire side had a Covid-19 breakout last week. However, after isolating, the squad have since been back training together this week and are good to go.
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“We’re back in training,” says Morecambe boss Derek Adams (as cited by Sports Mole). “We came back into training late on Tuesday night.
“And we are preparing for the game on Sunday, along with all the other teams in the FA Cup we get tested again 72 hours before the game, and we’ll see from there.
“To be fair the players have come back in and they’ve trained well.”
The tests would be today (72 hours before the game), and at the time of writing there has no been any reports of any more cases, so it looks like we are good to go.
Chelsea will be looking to win the game comfortably and Frank Lampard will line up with a team more than strong enough to do the job.
Adams believes Chelsea’s poor run of form is a negative for them, and they will be looking at this game to bounce back and start winning matches again.
“I think Chelsea’s form makes it more difficult for us, there’s no doubt about that,” Adams continued.
“Because there’s obviously pressure on Chelsea to get through to the next round, we know that, and they were FA Cup finalists last season.
“So we know that the game for us is going to be difficult.
“But I think it will be harder than it probably could have been, because if they were winning games then it might have been a wee bit easier for us.”
These ties can often be potential for banana skins for the big sides, but Chelsea will surely have enough to do the job on Sunday.