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How to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool: Live stream the FA Cup fifth round tie

The Blues host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge tonight – here's how to watch the FA Cup action

One of the biggest draws of the FA Cup fifth-round will see Frank Lampard’s Chelsea host Premier League leaders Liverpool at home, at Stamford Bridge, tonight. Kickoff is at 7:45pm and you can watch the game free on BBC One in the UK.

Liverpool struggled through their fourth-round match, and its subsequent replay, against League One side Shrewsbury Town who held The Reds to a 2-2 draw at home before losing 1-0 at Anfield. Chelsea, meanwhile, scraped a 2-1 victory over Championships side, Hull City.

When the two sides met in the Premier League in September, Liverpool took the three points at Stamford Bridge. However, Chelsea knocked Liverpool out of last season’s Football League Cup and held them to a 2-2 draw in the UEFA Super Cup before Liverpool edged the win on penalties. 

Liverpool currently sit 35 points ahead of fourth-place Chelsea in the league, which means that it could be interesting to see how the teams face off against each other in pursuit of this year’s FA Cup trophy.

There are a total of eight games being played this week as part of the FA Cup fifth round and the matches are split over four days. Only four of these matches are televised and for fans Chelsea and Liverpool fans (as well as the neutrals), they’ll be able to watch the game for free on BBC.  

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FA Cup Fifth-round Schedule

Monday 2 March

  • Arsenal defeated Portsmouth 2-0

Tuesday 3 March

  • Chelsea v Liverpool (7.45pm) Live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer
  • Reading vs Sheffield United (8:00pm) – Live on Facebook Watch
  • West Brom vs Newcastle United (8:00pm)

Wednesday 4 March

  • Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City (7.45pm) Live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer
  • Leicester City vs Birmingham City (7.45pm) – Live on Facebook Watch
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City (7.45pm)

Thursday 5 March

  • Derby County v Manchester United (7.45pm) Live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate

Frank Lampard Chelsea dugout

How to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool free in the UK: BBC One

Two of the FA Cup fifth-round matches – including Chelsea vs Liverpool – are being shown on the BBC and they can be watched for free on TV, and via the BBC iPlayer if you’re based in the UK.

Of course, it’s not technically “free” because you do need to pay for a TV licence to watch BBC channels, regardless of what device you’re watching on, but these games are available at no extra cost.

You can follow the matches that are not being shown live via BBC Radio Five Live and other local radio stations.

Watch Chelsea vs Liverpool live on BBC One

How to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool abroad: Use a good VPN service

If you’re out of the country for tonight’s clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, you can access BBC iPlayer via a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN bypasses location-blocking software by making your device and apps think you’re browsing from the UK.

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