Derby County vs. Chelsea, 2014 FA Cup: Preview and TV schedule

Warren Little

Jose Mourinho and the Blues look to begin another march towards Wembley against Championship side Derby County.

Chelsea opens their latest FA Cup campaign with an away trip to Pride Park to face Derby County. It's a competition Blues' boss Jose Mourinho has always had positive things to say about but only managed to win once during his first stint in charge at Stamford Bridge.

With Chelsea busy with a title race and Champions League business, it's tough to tell how seriously he'll take this competition this season. All signs points to him putting out a strong lineup but he very well could decide to rotate in a few fringe players. David Luiz is likely to feature after missing the Blues last league match serving a card accumulation suspension.

There is history between these two clubs in the FA Cup, though it's been awhile since they played one another. The last meeting in this competition came in 1988 when the Blues won a third round match-up 3-1. Derby has won the cup once while Chelsea has seven wins, the last coming in 2012.

Derby County injuries and suspensions

Out: Johnny Russell (fractured cheekbone) In doubt: Craig Bryson (knock)

Chelsea injuries and suspensions

Out: Frank Lampard (muscular injury), Branislav Ivanovic (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee)

There are no new injuries for the Blues with Lampard, Ivanovic having already missed games due to their ailments. Derby will be without striker Johnny Russell after fracturing a cheekbone against Wigan on New Year's. In addition midfielder Craig Bryson faces a fitness test ahead of the match.

Projected lineups

Derby County: Lee Grant, Andre Wisdom, Michael Keane, Jake Buxton, Craig Forsyth, Will Hughes, John Eustace, Jeff Hendrick, Chris Martin, Conor Sammon

Chelsea: Mark Schwarzer, Tomáš Kalas, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Ryan Bertrand, Michael Essien, Jon Obi Mikel, Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne, André Schürrle, Samuel Eto'o

Match Date/Time: 2:15 p.m. local, 9:15 a.m. ET

Venue: Pride Park Stadium, Derby, England

TV: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes (U.S.), BT Sport 1 (U.K.), Sportsnet (Canada)

Online: FOX Soccer 2Go (U.S.)

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