After beating Hull City 2-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday evening, Chelsea were rewarded with a draw against Liverpool or Shrewsbury Town in the next round – and some fans are not particularly pleased.
The Blues suffered a nervy end to their fourth-round tie against the Championship side but managed to hold on to keep their hopes of winning the competition alive. Lampard was particularly successful in the competition during his time as a player and will be keen to replicate that success in the managerial hot seat.
However, Chelsea could be stopped in their tracks in the next round. Jurgen Klopp’s young Liverpool side could only manage a draw against League One Shrewsbury Town and are set to play out a replay in the coming weeks.
Despite Klopp insisting that he will field the youth team and not even turn up to manage his side, the fixture is seen by many as a formality. Liverpool should have what it takes to beat a struggling third-tier side, even with their youth players. However, Salop will be right up for it and could pull off a shock win.
If Liverpool progress and face the Blues in the fifth-round, there is no chance that they will field the same weakened side. The Reds are running away with the league and have the capability to blow Chelsea away on current form.
Some Blues fans think the FA Cup journey could be over if Liverpool progress, but it is important to stay hopeful. Lampard’s side could beat Klopp’s Liverpool side on their day, and Shrewsbury could even take a place in the next round of the competition.
Here are how some Chelsea fans reacted to the draw:
At home with our record that’s us out then 😂
— KENNY 🏆 (@kenny_cfc) January 27, 2020
So much for the FA CUP dream 😂😂
— 神 w օ Ӏ f ɢ a η ɢ (@Gaeist) January 27, 2020
Keep it within a one goal difference please…
— Mod (@CFCMod_) January 27, 2020
We need to win this
— Pride Of London (@PrdeOfLondon) January 27, 2020
guess we’re out then
— Grace primrose (@grace_primrose0) January 27, 2020