Sheffield Wednesday will be Chelsea’s next opponents in the FA Cup after the Yorkshire side won their third-round replay 1-0 against League One Luton Town on Tuesday evening.
The goal at Luton’s Kenilworth Road came early in the second half and was scored via a deflection by Kosovo striker Atdhe Nuhiu. Both sides hit the woodwork.
Wednesday had Chelsea loan defender Michael Hector in their side. He impressed but former Blue Sam Hutchinson missed out through injury having earlier been rated 50-50 to be fit after a knock at the weekend.
The fourth round tie at Stamford Bridge will take place on Sunday 27 January at 6pm. Click for ticket information
There have been plenty of famous cup-ties between Sheffield Wednesday and Chelsea down the years including FA Cup matches three seasons running in 1960s. The first of those ties was a semi-final which went our opponents’ way but the Blues turned the table the following season on the way to our first major Wembley final in 1967, and we knocked them out in a replay at Hillsborough in 1994 en route to the Twin Towers again.
A dramatic League Cup quarter-final that went to two replays in 1985 before we prevailed is legendary, and most recently in the FA Cup, a Roberto Di Matteo goal won a fifth-round tie in 1999.
The following season both sides won their home game in our Premier League meetings but with Wednesday relegated at the end of that season, we have not faced each other in any competition since.