STAR PREVIEW: MK Dons v Chelsea
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]irst the good news. The recommended DRAW obliged in the Liverpool v West Ham match yesterday dragging the column back into the profit zone !!
The bad news was I watched the game 🙁
Hopefully today’s two FA Cups will generate a little more excitement. So far this weekend there haven’t been any real acts of giant-slaying and it’s all been a bit too predictable.
The closest to a shock we have come is Peterborough fighting back to draw with West Brom and Shrewsbury gaining a place in the 5th round thanks to a stoppage time header which disposed of higher ranked Sheffield Wednesday.
Now it’s the time for Everton and Chelsea to face lower opposition – both have away matches at Carlisle and the MK Dons respectively and many punters will fancy the ‘away day double’ at around 4/5 with Star Sports.
MK Dons meet Chelsea for the first time ever in their 4pm BBC game. Last season’s league Champions are playing better football under Guus Hiddink but still conceding goals at an alarming rate – 34 goals in 23 league games.
This is nice distraction for the MK Dons who are currently right in the thick of a relegation battle in the Championship with just three points between them, Fulham, Rotherham and Bristol City.
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson: said: “On the day the players have to perform. All the prep and hard work that goes into every game doesn’t mean anything if we go and freeze. I know they won’t. I know we’ll try to do our best. The last words I’ll say will be, ‘Go and enjoy the experience’.”It’s going to be a wonderful experience, playing against some of the best players in the world.”
Contrasting team news…. For the Dons striker Nicky Maynard is a doubt with a hamstring problem, and Carl Baker, Matthew Upson and Ben Reeves are definitely out whilst for Chelsea Diego Costa is fit !!
MK Dons v Chelsea
FA Cup 4th Round
16:00 BBC One / BBC One HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
The usual cliché applies in terms of MK Dons having ‘nothing to lose’ but Chelsea are rebuilding some credibility after a shocker of a season and should be in no mood to show compassion.
CHELSEA / CHELSEA looks a fair bet at 4/5 with Star Sports on the HT/FT market.
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