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Confirmed: Chelsea and Bradford line-ups

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Here is how Chelsea and Bradford will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Christensen, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Mikel, Remy, Oscar, Salah, Drogba

Chelsea subs: Courtois, Terry, Ake, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Hazard

Bradford starting XI: Williams, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Meredith, Liddle, Morais, Halliday, Knott, Hanson, Stead

Bradford subs: Urwin, Sheehan, Clarke, Zoko, Yeates, Kennedy, Routis

Chelsea welcome Bradford City to Stamford Bridge for this fourth round FA Cup tie.

Jose Mourinho’s men are still on course for an unprecedented quadruple but as the Portuguese manager will know, that is almost impossible in modern football and the best thing to do is to simply take each game as it comes.

League One Bradford have a tough task ahead of them, especially when you consider the strength in depth at Chelsea’s disposal, but this is a competition made famous by giant-killings and the Blues will not be taking anything for granted.

That said, Bradford have lost their last 12 meetings with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and you have to go back to October 1912 for the last time they defeated the Blues in their own backyard.

The hosts have an outstanding home record in this competition and it would be a huge surprise if that did not continue this afternoon.

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