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(Videos) Three goals in 11 minutes for Chelsea set to send Blues into FA Cup Fourth Round

Chelsea have taken the lead against Preston North End during Saturday afternoon’s FA Cup Third Round tie at Stamford Bridge.

Despite being the tie’s clear favourites, the Blues had struggled to break down Ryan Lowe’s Championship side.

Going into the halftime break all square at 0-0, Chelsea’s squad would have been expecting a tough team talk from manager Mauricio Pochettino.
And whatever the Argentine said worked because just 13 minutes after the break, striker Armando Broja got on the end of a cross and glanced a brilliant header home.

And things got even better for the home team after Thiago Silva added a second just 12 minutes later with Raheem Sterling converting a free kick moments after that.

Criminal from Poch” – Chelsea journalist fuming with Blues’ first-half performance vs. PNE

Chelsea have been far from at their best during Saturday afternoon’s FA Cup Third Round tie against Preston North End.

The Blues, who are hosting Ryan Lowe’s Preston at Stamford Bridge, are understandably the game’s favourites.
Despite the home team being 25 places higher in the English pyramid, the Championship outfit have put in a solid first-half performance.

Even though neither side has broken the deadlock after the first 45 minutes, Preston North End have done themselves proud. However, sparking the fury of one Chelsea-focused journalist, the Blues’ latest poor display is ‘criminal’.


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