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  • Pato isn't in the squad today, but is in the stands. We wonder what he makes of this game so far...
    3/12/2016 5:53:47 PM
  • 23 MINS: Kenedy has once again fouled Lennon, tripping the Everton winger up as he surged forwards. Again, Michael Oliver talks to the Brazilian but isn't giving a yellow card. One more foul like that and surely he has to go into the book?
    3/12/2016 5:56:33 PM
  • 26 MINS: Everton get a free kick after Ivanovic awkwardly clears the ball out. Baines takes it but Matic heads clear.
    3/12/2016 5:57:53 PM
  • 29 MINS: The Chelsea fans are now booing as Kenedy goes down after seemingly being blocked off by Jagielka. Nothing is given by Oliver, though, as the referee remains pretty hesitant to pull out the cards.
    3/12/2016 6:01:13 PM
  • #EFCvCFC SNAPSHOT: Diego Costa and Gareth Barry on the pitch after a challenge - bit.ly/EFC-v-CFC #FACup http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdXcTsXXIAAPrWF.jpg

  • 32 MINS: Baines takes a little knock after clattering with Azpilicueta as the pair went to head the ball at the same time. He's OK and back up now.
    3/12/2016 6:04:35 PM
  • 34 MINS: Fabregas sends a lovely through-ball into the path of Pedro, but his touch lets him down and the ball goes out of play - although Robles was on hand to deal with the danger if he needed to.
    3/12/2016 6:06:10 PM
  • 'Chelsea should try harder to win this match against Everton', says reader Midas Max.
    3/12/2016 6:07:46 PM
  • Cahill and Ivanovic have done well, it has to be said, to contain Lukaku so far. There was one half chance for the striker earlier but not much else since.
    3/12/2016 6:09:28 PM
  • Chelsea, as the below says, are passing the ball around and building up some nice attacks but they are finding it hard to breach the Everton defence.


    3/12/2016 6:10:44 PM
  • Lge game at Bridge was poor between these 2 in 1st half in Jan.and we all know what happened after the break. Here's hoping for a repeat
  • 42 MINS: Jagielka goes into the book after a wild foul on Fabregas seconds before Costa was brought down too. Chelsea get a free kick in a dangerous position outside the box. This is Willian's territory...
    3/12/2016 6:14:06 PM
  • 43 MINS: Willian takes the set piece and forces Robles into a stretching save. The ball was going just out but that was a fine stop.
    3/12/2016 6:15:20 PM
  • Courtois required to save Cleverley's first-time shot at full stretch. #CFCLive
  • #EFCvCFC Half-time: Everton 0 Chelsea 0. No goals but a lot of tackles in the first half at Goodison Park! bit.ly/EFC-v-CFC #FACup

  • We'll be back in 15 minutes for the second half where we are predicting goals - if the 3-3 draw in January is an indicator!
    3/12/2016 6:19:22 PM


  • This has been an interesting duel so far. While Kenedy has impressed going forwards, he has struggled to deal with the pace of Lennon - resulting in most of Everton's best chances coming down the left flank. 
    3/12/2016 6:30:33 PM
  • Surreal half-time entertainment. Penalty shoot-out between fans that lasted as long as it took a horse to walk around Goodison Park's pitch.
  • And he means that literally. A horse was paraded around the pitch at half time...
    3/12/2016 6:32:38 PM
  • STAT:

    None of Chelsea's last 74 FA Cup games have ended goalless, according to BBC Sport. We expect goals in this second half then!
    3/12/2016 6:34:28 PM
  • #EFCvCFC LIVE: And we have kick off in this second half! Will Chelsea snatch a goal in the next 45 minutes? bit.ly/EFC-v-CFC #FACup

  • No changes by either manager in this second period. 
    3/12/2016 6:34:57 PM
  • In case you were wondering the significance of the horse in question...


    3/12/2016 6:36:32 PM
  • Meanwhile on the pitch, and both sides have started pretty slowly as the crowd are making very little noise.
    3/12/2016 6:36:55 PM
  • 49 MINS: Everton look slightly apprehensive going forwards at the moment, passing sideways and then back to Robles instead of pushing forwards. Cahill gives away a free kick for a foul from behind on Lukaku, but it comes to nothing.
    3/12/2016 6:39:02 PM
  • 50 MINS: The home side get a corner kick, Cleverley takes it and Funes Mori jumps higher than Ivanovic to head the ball just high. Close!
    3/12/2016 6:39:55 PM
  • Pedro's ball from the right is palmed away by Robles, but it falls to Cahill who plays the ball back into the area. Fabregas is marked well, though, and can't get contact with it. Meanwhile, Everton break and it sees Cahill make a sliding challenge to deny Lukaku.
    3/12/2016 6:41:21 PM
  • 53 MINS: That may have been a superb tackle by the Chelsea defender but his next foul gives the home side a free kick. 
    3/12/2016 6:42:56 PM
  • Baines sends a free-kick over and the offside flag is raised ending the danger. #CFCLive
  • Baines's corner is flicked on at the near post and Willian is in the right place to complete the clearance. #CFCLive
  • 57 MINS: Fabregas plays in Costa, who gets past Robes and Funes Mori to send the ball just - and we mean just - wide of the far post. Small margins...
    3/12/2016 6:47:48 PM
  • Willian fouled wide on the right and his delivery is deep and cleared by Coleman under the close attention of Costa. #CFCLive
  • 61 MINS: Coleman is down after a clash of heads with Costa as he superbly cleared the ball. Looks like he's OK.
    3/12/2016 6:50:11 PM
  • The Chelsea fans are singing 'You'll Never Win the Cup' to the tune of Liverpool's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' anthem at Everton. 
    3/12/2016 6:51:37 PM
  • 63 MINS: Fabregas is booked for a studs-up challenge on Barry.
    3/12/2016 6:52:35 PM
  • 65 MINS: Yet another challenge in this game - this time, Baines on Azpilicueta. Everton are pressurising Chelsea now and it's resulted in a corner kick for the home side. The Spaniard looked to be in some pain but is up now.
    3/12/2016 6:54:48 PM
  • The corner is dealt with by Ivanovic who clears the ball, but there looks to be a moment of miscommunication between him and Courtois, who also came out to clear the danger. 
    3/12/2016 6:55:29 PM
  • Barkley screws a shot wide after Lennon had got behind our back four and Barry took the ball off Baines's feet. #CFCLive
  • That will most definitely be questioned after the match...
    3/12/2016 6:57:24 PM
  • To be fair, Costa could have been past the referee when he spat. We can't tell from that clip but it's something we will keep a close eye on as the match progresses.
    3/12/2016 7:00:26 PM
  • 73 MINS: Courtois comes out to deal with the onrushing Lukaku and manages to make it and get the ball clear of the Everton striker. Meanwhile, Hiddink is making his first change as Oscar comes on for Willian.
    3/12/2016 7:01:50 PM
  • 15 minutes left to play and it's still Everton 0-0 @ChelseaFC. Come on you Blues!! #CFCLive http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdXqWcNW8AEjWSU.jpg

  • #EFCvCFC LIVE: GOAL! Everton 1 Chelsea 0, Lukaku. bit.ly/EFC-v-CFC #FACup

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