Chelsea vs Luton Town LIVE: Tammy Abraham gives Frank Lampard the ideal start under fire as he takes the Blues into the lead from close range in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard faces a game he can’t afford to lose as he prepares for a possible banana peel against championship outfit Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
After the last disappointing result – a 2-0 loss to Leicester City last week – the pressure on his shoulders continues to rise and a loss to a lower division opponent would certainly be the last straw of his tenure.
The Blues are in ninth place in the Premier League despite spending £ 230m last summer and the club’s board of directors will be concerned that Lampard failed to get his side onto the table. The FA Cup is the club’s only realistic chance of winning silver this season and the boss is hoping for a confidence-building win.
Luton, who is 13th in the second division, will more than appreciate his chances against a team on the ropes right now – and should head to Stamford Bridge with confidence and the knowledge that he has nothing to lose.
Sportsmail’s TOBY MILES walk you through live FA Cup coverage of Chelsea v Luton – including scoring, line-up and build-up.