Under-fire Lampard faces Championship side in FA Cup fourth round January 24, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

Under-fire Chelsea take on Championship side Luton in the FA Cup today.

Chelsea were soundly beaten by Leicester last time out and have had a string of poor displays recently.

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Frank Lampard’s Chelsea host Championship side Luton in the FA Cup fourth round

They did see off Morecambe 4-0 in the last round of the cup and Frank Lampard will know nothing but a win over Luton will do this weekend.

Luton, who are 13th in the Championship, beat Reading in the third round.

The winner of this tie will host Barnsley in the fifth round.

Chelsea v Luton: How to listen

This match will get under way at 12pm on Sunday, January 24.

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Chelsea v Luton: What has been said?

Frank Lampard can ill-afford anything but a win over Luton but he insists he isn’t paying attention to the speculation surrounding his job.

Asked about the noise on his future, a clearly irked Lampard said: “I don’t listen to it.

“It’s only everywhere if you want to scroll through social media or something, but I don’t do that.

“I’m not stupid, I know the pressures that come with managing a top football club, but I just do my job, it doesn’t matter to me.

“The pressure is fine, you’re obviously happier when you’re winning games.

“I was obviously happier in October and November than now. For me, I just have to get on with the job.”

Luton beat Reading in the FA Cup third round

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Luton beat Reading in the FA Cup third round

Chelsea v Luton: Match stats and facts

  • This is the first meeting between Chelsea and Luton since April 1994, when the Blues beat the Hatters 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-final to reach their first final since 1970.
  • Luton have been eliminated from seven of their last eight FA Cup ties against Premier League opponents, beating Norwich as a non-league side in January 2013.
  • Chelsea have progressed from 51 of their last 53 FA Cup ties against sides from a lower division, losing against Barnsley in March 2008 and Bradford in January 2015.
  • Since losing to Chelsea in the 1993-94 semi-final, Luton have reached the FA Cup fifth round in just one of the subsequent 26 campaigns, doing so as a non-league side in 2012-13.
  • Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been involved in 25 goals in 32 FA Cup appearances in his career (16 goals, 9 assists), including 19 in 20 starts in the competition (12 goals, 7 assists).

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