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Where to watch Chelsea vs Leicester live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for FA Cup quarterfinal match


Chelsea host Premier League promotion hopefuls Leicester City in a crunch FA Cup quarterfinal on March 17.

Mauricio Pochettino lost out to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final last month and the FA Cup offers an alternative route back to Wembley for his team this season.

The Foxes are in a strong position to ensure an immediate Premier League return this summer and they did infamously beat Chelsea in the 2021 FA Cup final.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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What time does Chelsea vs Leicester kick off?

This FA Cup match takes place at Stamford Bridge in Chelsea, UK and kicks off on Sunday, March 17 at 12:45 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Mar. 17 8:45 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, Mar. 17 8:45 a.m. ET
UK Sun, Mar. 17 12:45 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Mar. 17 11:45 p.m. AEDT
India Sun, Mar. 17 6:15 p.m. IST

Chelsea vs Leicester live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this FA Cup match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN+
Canada

Sportsnet NOW Plus

UK BBC 1 BBC  iPlayer
Australia Paramount+
India


USA: This game is available exclusively on ESPN+.

Canada: Broadcast and streaming options are available via Sportsnet.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream FA Cup matches live and on demand on Paramount+.

UK: This match is available on BBC 1 and streaming is covered by the BBC iPlayer.

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Chelsea vs Leicester lineups, team news

Pochettino will wait until the last minute before confirming his plans for this tie with Benoit Badiashile and Levi Colwill both in line for late fitness tests.

Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia are expected back after the international break.

Chelsea predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Petrovic (GK) — Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill — Fernandez, Caicedo — Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling — Jackson.

Chelsea subs (9): TBC

Leicester head coach Enzo Marseca has confirmed Kasey McAteer, Denis Praet and Ricardo Pereira will all miss out due to injury.

Jamie Vardy netted twice in the 2-2 midweek draw at Hull City and he is expected to lead the attack.

Leicester predicted XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Stolarczyk (GK) — Choudhury, Coady, Waes, Justin — Winks, Dewsbury-Hall — Albrighton, Akgun, Mavididi — Vardy.

Leicester subs (9): TBC

Chelsea vs Leicester prediction

Chelsea’s Premier League form continues to be inconsistent and they look unlikely to secure a European qualification spot via the league this season. 

Despite the importance of the FA Cup to Pochettino’s season, Leicester are edging closer to Premier League promotion and they have the potency to cause a shock in this tie.

Prediction: Chelsea 0-1 Leicester

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