Kick Off: Sunday 8th January, 2017. 15:00 GMT

Venue: Stamford Bridge


It’s the FA Cup third round, and Chelsea will host League One side, Peterbrough, as both clubs seek a chance to progress to the next round of the competition.

After winning 13 league games in a row, Chelsea lost to Tottenham 2-0 on Wednesday, while Peterborough have been in good form themselves, as they last lost a game in November, a 2-0 home loss to Scunthorpe.

Chelsea are top of the Premier League, while Peterborough are seated third on the League One table.

Chelsea have won the FA Cup 7 times, and last won the competition under Roberto Di Matteo in 2012.

Peterborough have shipped five goals in both of their previous FA Cup games against Chelsea – 5-1 in the sixth round in 1965 and 5-0 in the third round in 2001.

Chelsea have not been eliminated from the FA Cup at the third-round stage since 1997-98, when they lost to Manchester United (5-3).

Conte will rest his key men in this fixture, but Chelsea should win this game comfortably.

My Prediction: Chelsea 4 v 1 Peterborough

About the Author

Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.