Manchester City v Chelsea: How to watch FA Cup third round tie on TV, kick off time & highlights

Chelsea have won the third most FA Cups in English football history with eight - hoping to make it nine this year, first they must face Manchester City in the third round of the competition
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It’s an all Premier League affair as Chelsea head north to face reigning league champions Manchester City in the FA Cup. Chelsea lost in the final in this competition last year, missing out to Liverpool on penalties.

‘The Magic of the Cup’ has been in full flow with many upsets already occurring. Championship side Blackpool thumped Premier League outfit Nottingham Forest, with the biggest upset coming as non-league Wrexham beat Championship side Coventry.

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Chelsea have won eight FA Cups in their trophy-laden history. This leaves them third on the all-time list, with just Arsenal (14) and Manchester United (12) ahead of them. The club last won the competition in 2018.

Manchester City can also move level on seven FA Cup wins if they win this year’s competition. Despite their domestic domination in recent years, the side have only won one FA Cup under Pep Guardiola, in 2019.

It will be the second meeting of the two teams in quick succession. Manchester City recently beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday (January 5). A goal from Riyad Mahrez was enough to get all three points.

When does Manchester City v Chelsea kick off?

Manchester City v Chelsea will kick off at 4pm on Sunday (January 8). The game will be played at the Etihad Stadium, the home of Manchester City.

How to watch the game on TV

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BBC and ITV pick up many FA Cup games and this game has been selected for TV coverage with all eyes on the Premiership giants. The game will be shown on BBC One and iPlayer.

How to watch highlights of Manchester City v Chelsea

After a long day of FA Cup action, BBC One will broadcast a highlight show on their channel showcasing all FA Cup ties at 10.30pm on Sunday (January 8).

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