Chelsea welcome fellow Premier League side Stoke City to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fourth round tie on Sunday, with January signing Nemanja Matic expected to start.

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled for a 3.30pm GMT (9pm IST) start with live coverage on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD 2 in India. The match can also be caught via live streaming online HERE in India. Catch the action in the US HERE, while UK viewers can live stream the match HERE. Viewers from Australia check HERE. North Africa and Middle East viewers can catch all the action live online HERE, with the same for rest of Africa viewers HERE.


Matic returned to Chelsea in a  £21m deal from Benfica earlier this month and the Serbia international is expected to provide both creativity and steel to the Blues midfield.

The west London side are currently third in the Premier League, just two points behind leaders Arsenal. Jose Mourinho's men are in a good run of form, winning their last six matches in all competitions. However, they will be wary of the Potters who shocked them 3-2 in a league fixture at the Britannia back in December.

Meanwhile, Stoke failed to build on that massive win over Chelsea. Mark Hughes men have won just one of their last six games in all competitions and are currently 14tih in the league, just four points over the drop zone.

Both clubs had defeated Championship sides in their respective third round matches. Chelsea overcame Derby County 2-0, while Stoke saw off highflying Leicester City 2-1.

Team News

Chelsea: Fernando Torres (knee) and Marko van Ginkel (knee) miss out for the Blues.

Stoke: Robert Huth (knee), Andy Wilkinson (heel) and Matthew Etherington (calf) remain sidelined for Hughes.

Lineups: Chelsea: Schwarzer; Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Matic, Lampard; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o

Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Ireland, Palacios, Arnautovic; Crouch

Prediction: 3-1 to Chelsea