Chelsea vs Scunthorpe preview: Guus Hiddink aims to mirror 2009 triumph he had with the Blues

A look ahead to the FA Cup third round tie at Stamford Bridge

Matthew Adams
Friday 08 January 2016 18:43
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Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink looks on from the touchline
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink looks on from the touchline

It’s a big game for…

Guus Hiddink: Chelsea’s Head Coach won this competition with the Blues during his previous spell in charge in 2009. Out of sorts for much of the season in the league and with a difficult Champions League draw with Paris St Germain next month, the FA Cup represents Chelsea’s best chance of silverware this season.

Weird /best stat…

4 – The number of FA Cup Finals that Chelsea have won at the ‘new’ Wembley Stadium. Didier Drogba scored in all of them.

Player to watch…

Paddy Madden: Scunthorpe’s Irish forward has 14 goals to his name this season and is well set on beating last season’s tally of 17.

Past three-meetings…

Chelsea 3 (Kezman, Crosby O.G, Gudjohnsen) Scunthorpe 1 (Hayes) FA Cup Third Round, January 2005

Chelsea 2 Scunthorpe 2 League Cup Second Round, Second Leg, October 1988

Scunthorpe 4 Chelsea 1 League Cup Second Round, First Leg, September 1988

Form guide (all competitions)…

Chelsea: L W D D W

Scunthorpe: W L W D D

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 2pm, Sunday 10th January

TV: Live BT Sport 2, 1.30pm Highlights BBC 1, 10.30pm

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