The schedule for Middlesbrough vs Chelsea will be in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Riverside Stadium, Sunday morning, March 10, 2022. This match will take place from 00.15
Chelsea will appear in the third quarter-finals this season. Previously they had appeared in the quarter-finals of the English League Cup. They will also appear in the same round in the Champions League.
Chelsea qualified for this round after winning 3-2 against Luton. The opponent he will face is not random. Middlesbrough, now in the Championship, have beaten Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in successive rounds.
The Blues are in good form this season. They have lost just one of their six matches in all competitions. The only defeat they won was against Liverpool in the English League Cup final.
Middlesbrough have been inconsistent this season. They are even seventh in the English League Second Division. They are currently one of only two teams still in the FA Cup from the second tier of the Premier League.
Chelsea and Middlesbrough have met 116 times in all competitions. Chelsea are ahead with 56 wins and 29 ended in a draw.
Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, expects a tough fight from Middlesbrough.
“We love this competition, I love the FA Cup, so we expect a tough away game against a strong team. And nothing more. But this is what we expect, and it will be a challenge for us,” said Tuchel.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have won their last eight meetings with Middlesbrough with clean sheets .
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea last 5 meetings:
08/05/2017 – Chelsea 3-0 Middlesbrough (English League)
20/11/2016 – Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea (English League)
27/02/2013 – Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea (FA Cup)
28/01/2009 – Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough (Premier League)
18/10/2008 – Middlesbrough 0-5 Chelsea (Premier League)
Current Condition of Both Teams:
Middelsbrough: Middlesbrough will be without Andraz Sporar who has scored twice in the FA Cup. Andraz Sporar is doubtful due to injury. His position will be filled by Folarin Balogun and Aaron Comnnolly.
Chelsea: Chelsea is still experiencing a crisis in defense. Three players will be absent, namely Ben Chilwell, Andreas Christensen, and Reece James. Meanwhile, Callum Hudson-Odoi is also still unable to play due to injury.
Middlesbrough (3-5-2): Joe Lumley; Anfernee Dijksteel, Dael Fry, Patrick McNair; Isaiah Jones, Matt Crooks, Jonny Howson, Marcus Tavernier, Neil Taylor; Aaron Connolly, Folarin Balogun.
Pelatih: Chris Wilder.
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea is more favored to win this match. Despite problems off the pitch regarding club ownership, the players have proven they can stay focused on the pitch.