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Chelsea vs Nottingham
Chelsea begin the defence of their FA Cup with a home match against the very team that stunned the 2017 winners (Arsenal) in last year’s third round. Consistently winning by multi-goal margins is a primary expectation of Maurizio Sarri’s men, and this FA Cup third round tie will be no exception.
The ‘Blues’ have done this in their last five home league victories, also winning (with a clean sheet) by 2+ goals in their last three FA Cup home ties. Late goals may be on the agenda too, with four of Chelsea’s last five home victories (in all competitions) seeing them win to nil and score in the final 15 minutes.
Albeit playing at home, Nottingham have twice eliminated Premier League opposition from the FA Cup over the past five years. Away ties against higher-league opposition are a different matter entirely for teams representing the club, with Nottingham losing both of the preceding ties in that category.
Overall, Nottingham’s last four road trips have produced either less than 1.5 goals in total or over 5.5. The possibility of late goals is further reinforced by the fact that each of Nottingham’s last three goalscoring away trips have seen the ‘Reds’ celebrate a goal at least once beyond the hour mark.