Is Middlesbrough vs Chelsea on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Carabao Cup semi-final

Middlesbrough welcome Chelsea to the Riverside as the pair contest the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.

The Championship club will be eyeing a trip to Wembley after a solid campaign, winning at Port Vale in their last eight tie to set up this two-legged affair.

Their first Premier League opposition in this cup this season will represent a significant step up, though, with mid-table Chelsea looking to set up a tilt at the first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino.

The second leg will be played at Stamford Bridge in about a fortnight.

Here’s everything you need to know. Get the latest Carabao Cup odds and tips here.

When is Middlesbrough vs Chelsea?

The semi-final first leg is due to kick off at 8pm GMT on Tuesday 9 January at the Riverside.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage from 7pm GMT. Subscribers can stream the action via Sky Go.

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Confirmed line-ups

Middlesbrough XI: Glover; Van den Berg, Fry, Engel, Jones; Howson, Barlaser, Hackney, Bangura, Crooks; Latte Lath

Chelsea XI: Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Caicedo, Fernandez, Gallagher; Madueke, Palmer, Sterling


Middlesbrough win 19/4

Draw 3/1

Chelsea win 4/7

Get the latest odds here.


A draw leaves things in the balance ahead of the second leg. Middlesbrough 2-2 Chelsea