Holders Chelsea host Premier League leaders Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in a FA Cup quarter final replay, withthe winner set to face Manchester City, at Wembley, in the last four.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 12.30pm BST, with ITV1, UTV and BBC Radio 5 Live providing live coverage in the UK.


The Blues came back from two goals down in the first half to earn a 2-2 draw against Sir Alex Ferguson's side at Old Trafford in the original fixture three weeks ago but proceedings have to be wrapped up in London today.

United, who are 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, warmed up for this game with a 1-0 win away at Sunderland two days ago. Chelsea, on the other hand, lost 2-1 away to Southampton as Rafa Benitez piled more pressure on himself by fielding a weak side.

The teams have met each other at Stamford Bridge twice already this season, with both games taking place back in October. United won 3-2 in the Premier League encounter, while Chelsea triumphed 5-4 in the League Cup fourth round clash, three days later.

Form Guide


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): L W W D L
  • Last Match: Southampton 2 - 1 Chelsea

Manchester United

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W W D L W
  • Last Match: Sunderland 0 - 1 Manchester United

Team News

Chelsea: Gary Cahill is still a doubt for this game with a knee injury but Juan Mata returns from illness. Benitez made seven changes to his line-up against Southampton but could field a more familiar line-up against United, with Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Ramires, Mata, Eden Hazard and Demba Ba all returning to the starting XI.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Mikel; Hazard, Mata, Oscar; Ba

Manchester United: The Red Devilshave no confirmed absentees for this tie, except Darren Fletcher. Rafael (groin) might miss out but Phil Jones returns from the sidelines and is back in contention. Ferguson is certain to shuffle his pack following Saturday's game and could make as many as 10 changes to the line-up that started against Sunderland, with stopper David de Gea being the only survivor.

Jones, Tom Cleverley, Ryan Giggs, Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Chicharito are all expected to start, with Michael Carrick, Anderson, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie dropping to the bench.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) de Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra; Jones, Cleverley; Welbeck, Rooney, Giggs; Chicharito