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24 January 2015

Club News


24 January 2015

Saturday 24 January 2015
F.A Cup Fourth Round
Chelsea vs Bradford City
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at Stamford Bridge

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has decided to stick with the same starting eleven that defeated Millwall in City's F.A Cup third round replay ten days and earned the club's their mouth-watering trip to Chelsea.

That means Parkinson has stuck with forwards Jon Stead and James Hanson, resisting the temptation to give with five players in defence or midfield.

Ben Williams plays in goal for the ineligible Jordan Pickford, while Andy Halliday remains in midfield after completing his permanent move this week to the Coral Windows Stadium.

Francois Zoko, who extended his City loan until the end of the season on Thursday, is named on the bench at Stamford Bridge. Irishman Billy Clarke is back on the bench with Zoko after missing six games with a knee injury.

1. Petr Cech12. Ben Williams
5. Kurt Zouma2. Stephen Darby (c)
7. Ramires3. James Meredith
8. Oscar5. Andrew Davies
11. Didier Drogba (c)8. Gary Liddle
12. John Obi Mikel9. James Hanson
17 Mohamed Salah11. Billy Knott
18. Loic Remy16. Jon Stead
24. Gary Cahill20. Filipe Morais
28. Cesar Azpilicueta23. Rory McArdle
31. Andreas Christensen25. Andy Halliday
13. Thibaut Courtois (GK)22. Matt Urwin (GK)
4. Cesc Fabregas6. Alan Sheehan
6. Nathan Ake10. Billy Clarke
10. Eden Hazard13. Francois Zoko
22. Willian14. Mark Yeates
26. John Terry17. Jason Kennedy
36 Ruben Loftus-Cheek18. Christopher Routis

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