FA Cup LIVE: Under-fire Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hoping for big win as Blues welcome League Two outfit Morecambe to Stamford Bridge while Pep Guardiola’s Man City face off against Birmingham… plus the rest of the third round action
The FA Cup third round is up and running and after watching some giant killing unfold already in this special competition, there is excitement ramping up for Sunday’s games.
Chelsea and Manchester City are both in action in the early fixtures, with Frank Lampard’s men hosting League Two minnows Morecambe – a team that sit 66 places below them in the Football League. The Blues boss is under pressure following their 3-1 defeat to City and will be aware this is a game he simply must win.
Pep Guardiola’s City are already in one final – booking their place in the Carabao Cup Wembley showpiece against Tottenham on April 25 – and will be eyeing up another trophy as they welcome Championship side Birmingham to the Etihad.
Leeds and Brighton are the other two Premier League teams in action this afternoon as they face Crawley and Newport respectively, before Marine’s fairytale clash against Tottenham later on.
Follow Sportmail’s OLLIE LEWIS for live FA Cup third round coverage including score, lineups and build-up with full commentary of Chelsea vs Morecambe.