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Under-Fire Morata Sends Chelsea Into FA Cup Fourth Round

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FA Cup Third Round
Result: Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forrest
Date: 05 January 2019
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Alvaro Morata netted a brace to guide Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forrest in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday evening.
As expected, Maurizio Sarri made a number of changes, which sbobet 789 included bringing in Cesc Fabregas, who is reportedly set to join AS Monaco this month.The hosts dominated in the early exchanges but the likes of Morata and Emerson were unable to capatalise on their chances in the opening 15 minutes.With 29 minutes played, Chelsea were awarded a penalty after Ruben Loftus-Cheek was brought down in the box. Fabregas stepped up but saw his spot-kick saved by Jason Steele.The Blues were then dealt a blow five minutes before the halftime break as Loftus-Cheeck was hauled off with an injury. He was replaced by Eden Hazard.Alvaro Morata's frustration finally came to an sbobet 789 end five minutes into the second half with a simple finish from close range after some good work by Callum Hudson-Odoi.The lead was doubled on 59 minutes as Morata rose well to head home a cross from Hudson-Odoi to complete his brace just moments after he had a horror miss from six--yards out.Morata was unable to complete his hat-trick as he was taken off after 74 minutes for Cesar Azpilicueta, although his reaction was not a happy one as he went straight down the tunnel.Fabregas was eventually replaced for the final five minutes, as the Spaniard appeared to sbobet 789 wave goodbye to the supporters ahead of a reported move to Monaco.In the end, Chelsea saw out the final stages with relative ease to secure a 2-0 win and a spot in the fourth round.

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