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WHAT DID WE LEARN FROM THE CHELSEA GAME?

You may well be asking yourself the following question: ‘If Chelsea can only draw at Turf Moor, what chance do the Imps have?’

It’s a fair question but not really relevant.

Why? Burnley knew Chelsea inside out having played them on many occasions.

Thorough preparation and homework helped the Turf Moor outfit share the points with the best team in the Premiership.

Sean Dyche has only watched Lincoln City but never faced them. (Though the same applies to Danny re Burnley).

Secondly the FA Cup is unique.

Emotions run high, opportunities to progress aid motivation and the chance to cause a major upset increases pressure on the higher league side.

Look at Oldham, Ipswich and Brighton.

Burnley are a strong, hard-working side and have accrued most of their points at home.

Nevertheless, Lincoln City can match them in all departments and have no need to fear a team from the top tier.

UTI

Peter Hayward

sportslinc@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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