Diego Costa, Oscar and Eden Hazard (all pictured above) could be given breaks as Chelsea welcome League One side Bradford City to Stamford Bridge for an FA Cup fourth round clash. Getty


Chelsea welcome Bradford City for a fourth round FA Cup clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. There is no live TV or Radio coverage of this game in the UK.


Chelsea will go in to the game against Bradford City as outright favourites to progress to the fifth round of the competition, especially as the match is going to be played at fortress Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho could make changes to his line up for the clash and give the likes of Didier Drogba and Loic Remy a run out against the League One side. The manager will be keen to put the tie to bed and go though without any injuries, as the main focus will be on next weekend's title deciding clash against defending Premier League champions Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Bradford City will come into this game as the underdogs and will approach the match with no fear, as they have nothing to lose. They will be weary of facing the Premier League leaders, but with the odds against them, the manager is hoping that the players give it all they have got.

Phil Parkinson's team have been in good form in the league having won seven of their last nine games and it will be the manager's greatest achievement thus far if he can mastermind a victory over the Blues on Saturday.

What Managers Say

Thibaut Courtois [on Chelsea's quadruple chances]: "At the moment we are playing well in all of the competitions," he said. "We're in the semi-final of the League Cup, we're top of the league, on Saturday we have an important game in the FA Cup, which we have to win, and in the Champions League we will soon be playing Paris Saint-Germain. I think we have the team to win everything but obviously there are other teams which can do the same."

Phil Parkinson: "The lads have fully earned the right to get this far in the competition and to make the most of a game like this. We will enjoy the preparations and the extra attention that comes with it. We now have this fantastic tie to saviour against a top team and a top manager. We will be giving it everything we have this week to make sure we play to the very best we can come Saturday."

Betting odds (

  • Chelsea to win: 3/10
  • Draw: 17/4
  • Bradford City to win: 8

Team news


Possible XI: Cech, Zouma, Luis, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Ramires, Oscar, Schurrle, Drogba, Remy.

Bradford City

Possible XI: Williams, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Meredith, Morais, Dolan, Halliday, Knott, Hanson, Stead.