Is Chelsea v Preston on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup tie

Chelsea are in third round FA Cup action  (Getty Images)
Chelsea are in third round FA Cup action (Getty Images)

Chelsea host Preston North End in the third round of the FA Cup as Mauricio Pochettino’s side eye a deep run in the competition.

A mixed season so far has left the London club out of the chase for the Champions League places, and Pochettino may fancy a shot at silverware in a cup Chelsea have won eight times.

The Premier League side concluded their festive fixtures with back-to-back wins against Crystal Palace and Luton, while their Championship opponents have struggled of late.

Preston have lost four of their last five games, slipping down the table after a bright start to the season.

Here’s everything you need to know. Get the latest Chelsea vs Preston odds and tips here.

When is Chelsea vs Preston?

Chelsea vs Preston is due to kick off at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 6 January at Stamford Bridge.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on the BBC iPlayer, red button and BBC Sport website and app.

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Confirmed line-ups

Chelsea XI: Petrovic; Gilchrist, Disasi, Colwill, Gusto; Fernandez, Caicedo; Sterling, Palmer, Mudryk; Broja.

Preston XI: Woodman; Storey, Lindsay, Hughes; Potts, Whiteman, McCann, Browne, Millar; Evans, Osmajic


Chelsea win 1/5

Draw 7/1

Preston win 14/1

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Chelsea progress. Chelsea 3-1 Preston