CHELSEA are back in FA Cup action against National League side Chesterfield in the third round of the competition this weekend.
The Blues have lost the two previous FA Cup finals in a row, having been defeated 1-0 by Leicester in last year's Wembley showpiece.
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Chesterfield will be looking to spring the first big upset of the competition when they arrive in West London for a monumental task against last season's Champions League winners.
And Chelsea will be looking to progress to the fourth round of the competition, as is custom with Thomas Tuchel's side.
What time does Chelsea vs Chesterfield kick-off?
- Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Chesterfield will get going from 5.30pm UK time Saturday, January 8.
- The game will take place at Stamford Bridge.
- There will be a full capacity crowd in attendance at the match.
What TV channel is it on and can I live stream?
- Chelsea vs Chesterfield will be shown live on the BBC Red Button for fans in the UK.
- You can live stream the action from the BBC iPlayer, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
Chelsea are without Edouard Mendy for the clash as he is away on AFCON duty with Senegal so Thomas Tuchel will have to decide between Kepa Arrizabalaga or third choice Marcus Bettenilli.
Kai Havertz broke his finger in the win over Tottenham in midweek and will play no part in the clash.
Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah are also out of contention.
N'Golo Kante and Thiago Silva both have coronavirus.
Blues youngsters like Lewis Hall and Harvey Vale are likely to start from the off.
Chesterfield's top scorer Kabongo Tshimanga will spearhead the attack for the away side.
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- Chelsea – 1/33
- Draw – 15/1
- Chesterfield – 45/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair and correct at time of publication.
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