Barnsley vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson predicts result of FA Cup clash
Former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted Chelsea to secure a 2-0 win against Barnsley in tonight’s FA Cup fifth-round at Oakwell Stadium.
Lawrenson believes Barnsley will make things difficult for Chelsea, but Thomas Tuchel’s men will still eliminate the host from the competition.
Chelsea head to the game after defeating Sheffield United 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday night.
“Thomas Tuchel hasn’t lost any of his first four games as Chelsea boss and only conceded one goal – in Sunday’s win over Sheffield United,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“But he has not really had much of a test yet – Tottenham were terrible when they played them last week, and although Barnsley will make things difficult for the Blues, this is another game he’ll be expected to win. Barnsley 0, Chelsea 2.”
The kick-off time for Barnsley vs Chelsea is 9 pm.