Recap: Chesterfield bow out of FA Cup with plenty of pride in defeat against Chelsea

It’s happening!

Saturday, 8th January 2022, 7:30 pm
Chelsea v Chesterfield - live updates.

The day has finally arrived.

Yes, Chesterfield take on the champions of Europe in the FA Cup third round at Stamford Bridge.

What a day it is going to be for the 6,000 travelling Spireites and everybody else connected to the club.

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Can they pull off one of the greatest sporting shocks ever? Never say never!

Our reporter Liam Norcliffe is at the game and will provide all the build-up, team news, updates and reaction so stay tuned throughout the day.

Chelsea v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 08 January, 2022, 22:44

  • FT: Chelsea 5 v 1 Chesterfield (5.30pm KO)
  • Early goals from Werner and Hudson-Odoi; Lukaku makes it 3-0 after 20 minutes; Christensen 4-0; Ziyech penalty 5-0;
  • Akwasi Asante pulls one back on 80 minutes
  • Spireites XI: Loach; Kerr, Gunning, Croll; King, Weston, Oyeleke, Whittle; Khan, Kellermann; Tshimanga. Subs: Minter, Maguire, Grimes, Miller, McCourt, Mandeville, Tyson, Asante, Payne.
  • Chelsea: Bettinell; Christensen, Sarr, Hall; Hudson-Odoi, Saul, Kovacic, Ziyech; Pulisic; Lukaku, Werner. Subs: Arrizabalaga, Simons, Baker, Barkley, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Webster, Havertz, Vale.
  • Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner START for Chelsea
  • FA Cup third round tie at Stamford Bridge against European champions

Thanks for joining us!

What a brilliant day, one that will live long in the memory.

More reaction coming up over the next few days.

Have a safe trip home and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Up the Blues!

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FT: Chelsea 5 v 1 Chesterfield

A memorable day for the Spireites. The players have not stopped running and the fans have not stopped singing. Plenty of pride in that performance, particularly second-half. A goal against the European champions. It was magical.




THE COMEBACK IS ON! Great play by Tshimanga to get a shot off inside the area, Bettinelli saves but Asante is there to tap-in. Absolute scenes in the away end. What a brilliant moment for the Spireites. Day complete. 80 minutes gone.

Havertz slides in from close-range but the flag is up. Still 5-0.

Kerr hits the side-netting from Grimes’ knockdown.

Final Chesterfield sub - 72 minutes

Maguire on, Oyeleke off.


Town have not given up, to be fair.

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