FA Cup

Chelsea vs Plymouth: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Chelsea return to action this weekend
Chelsea return to action this weekend / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Chelsea continue their search for a ninth FA Cup when they welcome League One Plymouth to Stamford Bridge in the fourth round.

Thomas Tuchel's side produced a much-needed Premier League victory over Tottenham prior to the winter break, moving nine points clear of Man Utd in third place.

The German's reign has been characterised by success in cup competitions and they will be wary of a Plymouth side currently sitting on cusp of the play-off places in League One.

Here's everything you need to know about the gane

How to watch Chelsea vs Plymouth on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 5 February, 12:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Stamford Bridge
TV channel/live stream? BBC iPlayer (UK), ESPN (US)
Highlights? FA Cup YouTube channel, BBC FA Cup Highlights (10.30pm - BBC One)
Referee? Simon Hooper
VAR? Mike Dean

Chelsea team news

The Blues' treatment room is beginning to clear up after a winter period where Tuchel lamented his side's injury crisis.

The German will still be without Reece James and Ben Chilwell, although he is likely to welcome Andreas Christensen back into the fold after his Covid-19 infection.

Edouard Mendy remains on African Cup of Nations duty with Senegal, although Trevoh Chalobah returned to the squad for the win over Spurs.

You can read Chelsea's predicted lineup here.

Plymouth team news

Argyle completed the deadline day signing of Steven Sessegnon - twin brother of Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon - on loan from Fulham in a boost ahead of this weekend's clash.

Plymouth also added to their squad with the arrivals of Alfie Lewis and Romoney Crichlow, both of which are expected to be involved at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Plymouth score prediction

Tuchel is expected to rotate his squad with Chelsea set to fly off to the FIFA Club World Cup which takes place next week.

However, the Blues are still likely to have enough to see off their League One opponents, and Tuchel could use this weekend's game to restore Romelu Lukaku's goalscoring confidence.

Expect Chelsea to ease into the fifth round in front of their home support.

Prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Plymouth