Official announcement made over Chelsea v Leeds United in FA Cup fifth round

Chelsea's game against Leeds United in the fifth round of the FA Cup will be broadcasted live on TV.
Chelsea's Stamford Bridge. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty ImagesChelsea's Stamford Bridge. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images
Chelsea's Stamford Bridge. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea have been selected for TV coverage as they take on Leeds United in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday, February 28 at Stamford Bridge.

In the previous round of the competition, the Blues recorded an impressive 3-1 away win against Aston Villa after drawing in a replay - meanwhile, Leeds overcame fellow Championship outfit Plymouth Argyle, winning by a score of 4-1 at Home Park after extra time in another replayed fixture.

Elsewhere in the fifth round, Manchester City will take on Luton Town at Kenilworth Road, Liverpool will play Southampton and sixth-tier Maidstone United are set to face Championship outfit Coventry City.

How can I watch the game between Chelsea and Leeds United in the FA Cup?

The game between Chelsea and Leeds United will be shown live on ITV4 on February 28. The match is set to kick off at 7:30pm GMT, with coverage of the game beginning at 7pm.

How crucial is success in the FA Cup to Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino?

With Chelsea nowhere near the title race and having failed to qualify for any European cup competitions at the end of last season, success in domestic cups is the only hope that Blues fans have this season. There has been little for them to celebrate, as pressure mounts on Mauricio Pochettino - but winning the FA Cup or the League Cup could change this in an instant.

However, it is of the utmost importance that Chelsea win one of these two cups. They have an excellent opportunity to win the League Cup, having reached the final, but they will face an indomitable Liverpool outfit at Wembley.

Should they falter in that game, it would leave just the FA Cup. They are expected to beat Leeds, being in a division higher than the West Yorkshire club, but the pressure will all be on Pochettino's men.