• MK Dons starting XI: Martin, Spence, McFadzean, Walsh, Lewington, Potter, Forster-Caskey, Carruthers, Hall, Murphy, Bowditch
  • MK Dons subs: Williams, Hodson, Kay, Church, Powell, Cropper, Maynard
  • Chelsea starting XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Baba, Matic, Fabregas, Oscar, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Costa
  • Chelsea subs: Begovic, Zouma, Mikel, Traore, Pedro, Willian, Azpilicueta
  • Nicky Maynard doubtful for MK Dons while Matthew Upson is out
  • FA Cup fifth round draw to take place on Sunday at 6.20pm on BBC One
  • Emirates FA Cup clash at Stadium mk top kick off from 4pm (GMT)
  • Click here for more FA Cup pre-match team news, odds and stats 

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3min: Everton took the lead inside two minutes earlier, Chelsea should also be in front before three.

Eden Hazard plays in Oscar into the penalty box, but despite finding Diego Costa with a cut-back, his effort on goal is brilliantly pushed away by David Martin.

MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman smiles prior to the Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie

MK Dons’ show a banner for Winkelman thanking him for bringing a club to the region

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‘Guus Hiddink could hardly have selected a stronger 4-2-3-1 starting line-up. Leading the attack is Diego Costa, who also received the largest boo when his name was read out by the announcer.

‘Behind the striker we have Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who will try to impress. Fair few Chelsea fans excited by his presence today.

‘MK Dons, meanwhile, will also line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Dean Bowditch is their lone striker.’

‘We want to win at any stadium but we take this competition very seriously which is why we have a strong squad playing here,’ Guus Hiddink told the BBC.

‘It’s not easy because they [MK Dons] have a reputation from previous years.

‘The players are well aware [of last season’s Bradford defeat]. We need the right attitude but the players are committed to getting the right result.’

On recent good form: ‘The team needed stability. You need that by not conceding and of course producing goals, we needed security and from there we play better and better.’

Diego Costa of Chelsea reacts after being hit with a ball during the warm ups

John Terry slides in on Chelsea team-mate Oscar during the warm up

Chelsea players warm up prior to the FA Cup fourth round clash at stadium:mk

‘Jon Moss is the ref in Milton Keynes, and his performance will be noted by Guus Hiddink.

‘Moss was fourth official for Chelsea’s game against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge recently, when Hiddink sidled over to complain about referee Anthony Taylor.

”He must be the worst in the League,’ he said to Moss, who replied: ‘You haven’t seen me yet’. Hiddink was amused, at the time.’

Guus Hiddink won the FA Cup in his first caretaker spell at Chelsea and believes winning the trophy again would constitute a successful season for the Blues.

Chelsea’s Premier League title defence has gone awry and Hiddink succeeded Jose Mourinho last month tasked with restoring stability.

The Dutchman has overseen seven games in an eight-match unbeaten run ahead of Sunday’s fourth-round trip to MK Dons.


Like most goalkeepers, David Martin fancies himself as an outfield player and he does have a stronger case than many. He was capable enough for Rafa Benitez to play him regularly as a centre-half during training games at Liverpool.

‘Competing for headers with Peter Crouch wasn’t easy, neither was running after Fernando Torres. It was like trying to catch a horse,’ says Martin, back in his day job at MK Dons and aiming to stop Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round.

Martin inherits his playing genes from dad Alvin, a West Ham legend who won the Cup in 1980 with a Wembley giant-killing of Arsenal. But unlike his brother Joe, a left-back for League One Millwall, David chose goalkeeping at the age of 13 after some knee problems.


Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill Terry, Baba, Matic, Fabregas, Oscar, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Diego Cost

MK Dons XI: Martin, McFadzean, Lewington, Walsh, Spence, Potter, Carruthers, Forster-Caskey, Murphy, Hall, Bowditch

Thanks for joining us as struggling Premier League champions Chelsea visit MK Dons in the fourth round.



Follow Sportsmail’s coverage of the FA Cup as MK Dons host Chelsea at Stadium mk to conclude the weekend’s fourth round action.

Guus Hiddink remains unbeaten in his second spell as Chelsea boss but will be wary of the threat caused by the Championship strugglers in the first ever meeting between the teams.

Hiddink is also trying to win the FA Cup for a second time as Chelsea manager following his 2009 success and could start Eden Hazard for the first time in four weeks.

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