Chelsea vs Leeds LIVE! FA Cup result, match stream and latest updates today

Chelsea vs Leeds LIVE! FA Cup result, match stream and latest updates today

Chelsea vs Leeds - LIVE!

Conor Gallagher scored a 90th-minute winner as Chelsea battled their way to a 3-2 win over Leeds in the FA Cup. Three days on from defeat in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, there was more frustration for the Blues as they made an awful start, Moises Caicedo losing the ball on the edge of his own box and Mateo Joseph firing Leeds into an early lead.

Chelsea responded well though and, by half-time, they were in front. Nicolas Jackson finished from a tight angle to equalise, before Mykhailo Mudryk swept home to complete the turnaround before the break. Leeds were much the better side in the second-half though and deservedly got themselves level, Joseph notching his second as he headed a wonderful Jaidon Anthony cross into the far corner.

The Championship side looked by far the more likely to snatch a winner, Chelsea sat back and relying on counter-attacks, but Gallagher stepped up off the pitch. He turned smartly from Enzo Fernandez’s pass and finished well past Illan Meslier as the clock ticked towards the end of 90 minutes, much to the relief of Mauricio Pochettino and Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will host Leicester in the quarter-finals, still in with a shot of ending a painful season with some silverware.

Chelsea vs Leeds latest news

  • GOAL! Gallagher steps up with late winner

  • GOAL! Joseph nets second of the night

  • GOAL! Mudryk completes Blues turnaround

  • GOAL! Jackson gets Chelsea level again

  • GOAL! Joseph gives Leeds early lead

FT: Chelsea 3-2 Leeds

21:28 , Matt Verri

Chelsea survive!

It’s a real chance from the corner, Cooper free at the back post but he can’t make contact with the header.

The Blues a mile off their best, but they get the job done.

Chelsea 3-2 Leeds

21:26 , Matt Verri

90+5 mins: Still we play on.

Roberts finds Gnonto. Cross is charged down... corner.

All on this!

Chelsea 3-2 Leeds

21:23 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Four minutes added on, it will be a bit more than that.

Leeds look flat now though, that goal has really hurt them. They were firmly on top.

GOAL! Chelsea 3-2 Leeds | Conor Gallagher 90'

21:21 , Matt Verri


Fernandez plays the pass through to Gallagher, lovely turn into the box and it’s a great finish past Meslier.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:19 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Nearly!

Palmer clips the ball over the top, it’s played across the face of goal. Almost drops at Colwill’s feet, but Meslier rushes off his line to claim.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:17 , Matt Verri

87 mins: Mudryk cuts the ball back to Fernandez, who skips to the byline and has to settle for a corner. Chelsea’s best moment in about 20 minutes.

Chalobah’s header comes to Palmer, he plays it back to Chilwell. Corner again.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

21:15 , Matt Verri

Chelsea look burdened by the pressure and responsibility of wearing the shirt in this half.

A fresh-looking Leeds are uninhibited and dominant.

It's an incredible spectacle to watch Mauricio Pochettino's side hanging on and waiting for Cole Palmer to produce a moment of magic.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:15 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Extra time is looming...

Leeds continue to dominate the ball. Chelsea relying entirely on counter-attacks.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:12 , Matt Verri

81 mins: Lovely from Anthony out on the left, as he sits Chalobah down.

Skips inside onto his right foot again, plenty of space for the shot but he fires it well over the bar.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:10 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Leeds fancy this!

Summerville and Gnonto are on for the visitors, as James and Piroe make way.

Leeds have turned to the big guns.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:08 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Better from the hosts.

Mudryk gets to the byline, stands up a cross to the back post.

Meslier stays on his line, Jackson is there at the back post but can only loop a header straight up under pressure from Firpo.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:06 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Antony’s strike from distance takes a slight deflection, Sanchez makes a comfortable save.

Chelsea are offering absolutely nothing.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:04 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Ball very nearly falls for Joseph a few yards out, he can’t quite react in time. Hat-trick was there for him.

Two more Chelsea changes. Colwill and Palmer on, Gilchrist and Sterling off.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:03 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Corner for Leeds, celebrated like a goal from the away end. They believe.

James to take it, in front of the Leeds fans. Deep.. too deep. Over everyone.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

21:01 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Leeds are leaving themselves exposed at the back - there are chances for Chelsea on the break.

Firpo in the book for a rash challenge on Sterling.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

20:59 , Matt Verri

 Whatever happens from here, this has been a pitiful spell from Chelsea.

They were in a position of strength at the start of the second half but it's Leeds who have looked like the Premier League club since the interval, leaving Chelsea reduced to sticking men behind the ball and hopeful counter-attacks.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

20:58 , Matt Verri

68 mins: Jackson pounces on a loose pass, nice touch to control it but he then loses it immediately. Groans around Stamford Bridge.

Ampadu and Gray are giving Leeds plenty of control in midfield, so composed.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

20:56 , Matt Verri

65 mins: Chelsea really struggling at the moment.

Leeds looking far more confident - they fancy pulling off an upset.

Reminder that there are no replays. This will be decided tonight.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

20:55 , Matt Verri

This has been an excellent match but in all the wrong ways for Mauricio Pochettino.

Leeds's fearless pressing is giving them joy even if they are being forced to suffer counter-attacks.

Conor Gallagher and Ben Chilwell, who can be considered big guns in such circumstances, have come on.

Malo Gusto off due to tiredness but it reflects poorly on Noni Madueke, who should be fit enough to play, but didn't play well.

Chelsea 2-2 Leeds

20:53 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Pochettino knows his side are struggling.

Two Chelsea changes. Chilwell on for Gusto, Gallagher replaces Mudryk.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

20:51 , Matt Verri

A lovely Leeds goal, which started with 17-year-old Archie Gray dribbling away from his own box.

He looks some player, and what an evening for Joseph who has now scored twice. Leeds in the ascendency here.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Leeds | Mateo Joseph 59'

20:50 , Matt Verri


Great goal. Antony clips a wonderful cross to the back post, and Joseph is there to head it into the far corner.

Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:48 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Fernandez down, wants a free-kick. Not getting it.

Already had a yellow card for dissent, so wisely keeps quiet this time.

Leeds on the attack, Firpo gets to the byline but he can’t pick out Joseph.

Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:45 , Matt Verri

54 mins: All a bit messy from Chelsea.

Excitement as Jackson drives into the box, but he’s stumbling his way forward and never has real control of the ball.

His progress is swiftly halted.

Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:43 , Matt Verri

52 mins: James runs at Gilchrist, though the Chelsea defender deals with it well.

Winger keeps the ball in play, but Gilchrist is on hand to run away with it.

Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:40 , Matt Verri

49 mins: Caicedo lunges in, catches Joseph and that’s a yellow card for the Chelsea star.

Both Blues midfielders now on bookings.

Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:38 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Jackson one-on-one with Rodon out wide, looks to beat him for pace but the Leeds man reads it.

Steps off the striker and comfortably gets to the ball first. Open start to the half.

Back underway!

20:36 , Matt Verri

Up and running in the second-half.

Big goal for the Blues!

20:29 , Matt Verri

They needed this from Mudryk...

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

20:21 , Matt Verri

Chelsea responded well to falling behind, roaring back with two well-taken goals, but it was Leeds who finished the first half on top and this game is still very much alive.

The home side have been too loose in possession but look threatening when they get on the ball in Leeds' half.

HT: Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:20 , Matt Verri

And that’s half-time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea made an awful start, gifting Leeds an early lead, but they have responded well through goals from Jackson and Mudryk.

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Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:17 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Nearly brilliant from Antony, as he skips inside onto his right foot and curls an effort just wide of the far post.

Leeds having a better spell towards the end of this half. Three minutes added on.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

20:14 , Matt Verri

Pochettino is clearly frustrated on the touchline as first Chalobah is booked for what looked like a robust but fair challenge, and then Fernandez is shown a yellow card for dissent.

The Chelsea boss looks more resigned than angry, though.

Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:13 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Big chance for Leeds!

Firpo’s effort bounces to the far post, James is free but he can’t adjust his feet in time. Balloons a shot over.

Fernandez has been shown a yellow card for dissent - he will now be suspended for the quarter-final.

Chelsea 2-1 Leeds

20:12 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Chalobah slides in, convinced he’s made a good tackle but the whistle goes. And it’s a yellow card for the defender.

It was slightly late, rash from Chalobah.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

20:10 , Matt Verri

Another slick Chelsea move, another well-taken goal.

It is a big moment for Mudryk, who looks more confident at No10 and has been involved.

Stamford Bridge breathes a collective sigh of relief.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Leeds | Mykhailo Mudryk 37'

20:08 , Matt Verri

Mudryk puts the Blues in front!

Big moment for him, big moment for Chelsea.

Lovely move too. Sterling’s cut back finds Mudryk, swept into the far corner.

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

20:07 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Roberts lets fly from 20 yards out, looks to hit Chalobah flush in the head but there are appeals from Leeds for handball.

Optimistic, to put it mildly.

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

20:05 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Madueke very nearly puts Chelsea in front.

Bundles his way into space in the box, tight angle and he blasts an effort into the side-netting. Jackson wanted that pulled back.

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

20:03 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Mudryk picks the ball up on the halfway line after dropping deep, floats a ball over the top.

Sterling lurking, Meslier doesn’t move and so Roberts can only put it behind for a corner.

Madueke swings the ball in, Chalobah flicks it on at the near post but straight through everyone.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

20:00 , Matt Verri

Mykhailo Mudryk is playing his own game of football tonight, like a child joining in with a group of adults, but his pace forces a dangerous shot on target.

Chelsea have reacted well since going a goal down but you can still feel the tension in the stadium.

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

19:59 , Matt Verri

28 mins: That is much better from Mudryk though.

Swings a brilliant crossfield ball out to Gusto. It’s worked back inside, Mudryk darts onto his left foot in the box and forces Meslier into a decent save at his near post.

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

19:56 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Leeds struggling to get up the pitch now, Chelsea seeing a lot of the ball. Equaliser has changed the match.

Madueke has been pretty sharp for the Blues so far. Mudryk... less so.

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

19:54 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Fernandez tries his luck from distance, after Leeds get themselves into trouble.

Not a huge amount of pace on the strike, Meslier fumbles it... nobody there in a blue shirt following up.

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

19:52 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Free-kick near the corner flag for Leeds, needless foul from Fernandez on Ampadu.

Really good ball in, but Fernandez makes up for that foul with a header to safety.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:51 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino is looking extremely animated on the touchline.

He is having a lot of coaching to do after making five changes, trying to ensure the positioning of his players is correct.

Chelsea 1-1 Leeds

19:49 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Mood has completely changed now. Chelsea on the front foot, fans are up again and Leeds look a bit rattled. Chaotic start to this match.

Wasn’t great goalkeeping from Meslier for that goal, through his legs.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Leeds | Nicolas Jackson 15'

19:47 , Matt Verri


It’s level again. Caicedo plays Jackson in, and it’s a smart finish as he beats Meslier from a tight angle.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:46 , Matt Verri

Ethan Ampadu has been exceptional in the early stages.

It has gone under the radar a bit but he is another talent Chelsea cashed in on last summer.

Some Leeds reporters told me before kick-off that he has been one of the stars of their promotion push.

Chelsea 0-1 Leeds

19:43 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Leeds fans making all the noise. Chelsea haven’t got going at all.

If they were short of confidence going into this match, the opening 12 minutes certainly hasn’t helped.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

19:42 , Matt Verri

The smell of cordite is in the air as the Leeds fans celebrate raucously with at least one smoke flare.

Moises Caicedo at fault for the goal but he will feel it was a hospital pass from Axel Disasi. A disastrous start for Chelsea.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Leeds | Mateo Joseph 8'

19:40 , Matt Verri


James is in on goal after Gilchrist makes a mess of a ball over the top, but he lift a finish wide.

From the goal-kick, Chelsea go short. Disasi with a poor ball to Caicedo, he doesn’t deal with it on the edge of the box and Leeds pounce.

Joseph fires past Sanchez.

Chelsea 0-0 Leeds

19:38 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Chelsea might want to work out that James is pretty quick.

Again the ball is played back to Sanchez, again James comes flying in to close him down. Goalkeeper just about gets the ball away this time.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:35 , Matt Verri

Leeds have brought a lot of intensity to these early exchanges.

They will be aware Chelsea struggle to compete physically in the Premier League. 

Raheem Sterling is on the left wing, Mykhailo Mudryk no10 and Noni Madueke on the right wing with Nicolas Jackson up front.

The last game I remember seeing Mudryk in that position was away at West Ham in the second game of the season, and he struggled.

Chelsea 0-0 Leeds

19:34 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Sterling plays the ball inside, Mudryk can’t control it though and it runs straight through him.

Not exactly the start he was looking for tonight.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

19:34 , Matt Verri

Alfie Gilchrist has started at left-back and Mykhailo Mudryk at No10.

There are some square pegs in this Chelsea XI, perhaps understandable given Sunday's exertions, but not exactly ideal in the circumstances.

Chelsea 0-0 Leeds

19:33 , Matt Verri

1 min: Gilchrist is lining up at left-back and he immediately has James charging in behind on his shoulder.

Back-pass to Sanchez isn’t a great one, James half charges the clearance down but Chelsea avoid an early disaster.


19:31 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running in west London!

Here we go!

19:27 , Matt Verri

Players are out onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge.

Can always guarantee a great atmosphere when these two sides meet. There are a lot of Leeds fan in attendance tonight!

Leeds in form!

19:23 , Matt Verri

Kick-off coming up very shortly.

Chelsea of course the favourites, but this is a Leeds side who are flying at the moment.

They have made five changes tonight - confidence will still be high.

FA Cup or bust for Chelsea

19:17 , Matt Verri

Chelsea meet old rivals Leeds tonight with their season on the line.

While they can still qualify for Europe through the Premier League, Sunday's Carabao Cup Final defeat means it increasingly feels like it is the FA Cup or bust for Mauricio Pochettino.

Defeat in this fifth-round tie would pile pressure on Pochettino and leave him vulnerable ahead of the summer when he will have one year left on his contract.

Pochettino is losing large sections of the fanbase, and it has been reported this week that Chelsea have started sounding out alternative managerial options.

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Winner will face Leicester

19:13 , Matt Verri

The FA Cup quarter-final draw has taken place.

Whoever comes through this tie tonight will be at home to Leicester, who edged past Bournemouth last night.

Draw in full:

Wolves/Brighton vs Coventry

Nottingham Forest/Manchester United vs Liverpool/Southampton

Chelsea/Leeds vs Leicester

Man City vs Newcastle

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

19:05 , Matt Verri

Nothing but a win will do for Mauricio Pochettino and his Chelsea players tonight...

Pochettino confident over Chelsea future

19:00 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino is “confident” the owners will give him time to turn Chelsea around and denies he has to qualify for Europe to avoid getting sacked.

He has seen his future again questioned this week, having missed the first chance to win silverware and qualify for Europe on Sunday.

Chelsea are 11th in the Premier League table and falling behind in the race to qualify for the Europa League or Conference League.

Pochettino was asked whether he is confident the owners will give him the time he needs.

“Why not? I am confident,” Pochettino said. “Until they decide to tell me something else. But at the moment, I don’t think they are going to tell me anything different.”

Winning the FA Cup would put the gloss on a troubled season at Chelsea and ensure qualification for the Europa League.

But Pochettino denies he has been told his future hinges on whether he qualifies for Europe. “From who? From the sporting directors and the owners? No. I don’t remember, I don’t.”

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Pre-match thoughts from the Leeds camp

18:55 , Matt Verri

Ethan Ampadu is back at Stamford Bridge, having been sold by Chelsea last summer.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

18:51 , Matt Verri

Chelsea have rung the changes for their starting line up.

Robert Sanchez plays his first match of 2024 and Trevoh Chalobah plays his first match of the season. Alfie Gilchrist, Noni Madueke and Mykhailo Mudryk all start.

It shows Mauricio Pochettino trusts his squad in a huge match after playing 120 minutes and losing in the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday.

Harrison Murray-Campbell makes Chelsea's bench for the first time. He's on there with big names like Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher, Levi Colwill and Ben Chilwell, who are seemingly too tired to play after a gruelling final.

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Pochettino at a crossroads

18:46 , Matt Verri

For me, at any rate, Pochettino remains down the list of people to blame for Chelsea's underwhelming season, writes Dan Kilpatrick.

He is not responsible for gutting a Champions League-winning squad, nor sanctioning over £1 billion spending on a callow group of replacements.

He is not the mastermind behind a flawed business model that will likely require Chelsea to continue selling off academy players to remain within the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules.

Pochettino is not without blame, but he is presiding over a mess which is not of his own making.

There is still time for Pochettino to be a success at Chelsea and render the defeat to Liverpool a valuable lesson — just as at Spurs, where he also lost the League Cup Final in his maiden season but went on to have an enormous impact.

But if his spell at Chelsea unravels without success he would likely emerge from the job with his reputation tarnished and place among Europe's elite coaches in jeopardy.

Read the full column here!


Five changes each!

18:38 , Matt Verri

Both managers have opted to shuffle their packs tonight.

Chelsea make five changes from the side that were beaten at Wembley. Gallagher one of those to drop out, while Chalobah and Gilchrist start in defence. Mudryk and Madueke get their chances to impress too.

Five changes as well for the visitors.

Roberts, Cooper, Anthony, James and Joseph all come into the side for Leeds, with Gnonto and Bamford among those on a strong bench.

Leeds team news

18:34 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Meslier, Roberts, Rodon, Cooper, Firpo, Ampadu, Gray, James, Anthony, Piroe, Joseph

Subs: Klaesson, Van den Heuvel, Cresswell, Bamford, Kamara, Summerville, Byram, Shackleton, Gnonto

Chelsea team news

18:31 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Sanchez, Gilchrist, Disasi, Chalobah, Gusto, Fernandez, Caicedo, Mudryk, Sterling, Madueke, Jackson

Subs: Petrovic, Colwill, Murray-Campbell, Samuels-Smith, Chilwell, Tauriainen, Gallagher, Harrison, Palmer

In the building!

18:24 , Matt Verri

The Leeds squad have made their way inside Stamford Bridge.

All the team news for both sides coming up in the next five minutes or so.

Mauricio Pochettino programme notes

18:17 , Matt Verri

“We believe strongly in the work we are doing and what we are building at Chelsea,” he writes.

“This is our first season together and we want to build on the performances vs Aston Villa, second half vs Palace, and at Man City.

“Those games showed what we are capable of, and we have to continue to aim for consistency and progress.”


Leeds on a high

18:10 , Matt Verri

Leeds have not tasted defeat in 2024, coming into this match on a 12-match unbeaten run.

They have won 11 of those, even if they did need extra time in their replay against Plymouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Leeds sit second in the Championship, and beat league leaders Leicester last time out. They are full of confidence.

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(Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Sell, loan or keep?

18:02 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are braced for another summer of change.

We have assessed players Chelsea should keep, offload or might be stuck with after handing them long-term contracts on big money.

Thiago Silva: Loved at Chelsea, but the 39-year-old is beginning to look his age. His contract expires in the summer and Chelsea are looking to the future. RELEASE

Marc Cucurella: Could be the fall guy if Chelsea sign a new left-back. Has struggled to live up to his £65m price tag. SELL

Reece James: When fit, arguably Chelsea's best player. If the injury-prone captain, who has played just nine games this season, can get on the pitch regularly, then he could help transform their fortunes. KEEP

Wesley Fofana: Has unfortunately spent too much time out with serious injuries. Doubtful Chelsea will get any offers for the £75m signing, but they would surely entertain any bids that do arise. SELL

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s verdict on each Chelsea player here!

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Neville sticks with 'bottle jobs' claim

17:53 , Matt Verri

Gary Neville has double-downed on his description of Chelsea as "billion-pound bottle jobs".

The former Manchester United defender made the withering assessment of Chelsea in the aftermath of Virgil van Dijk's extra-time winner, which sealed a record 10th League Cup for the Reds.

Asked on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football to clarify his remarks - which did not go down well with the Chelsea fanbase - Neville admitted the tag may have been harsh but did not retract the statement.

He said: "If you hear my commentary during extra-time, I was getting angrier with Chelsea from the first minute of extra-time until two minutes to go because I could smell the fear in Chelsea from the very first minute of extra-time when I said: 'Why are they sitting off them? Why are they letting these young lads grow?', and then Jurgen Klopp started to grow.

"If you remember, there was a chorus, a song, that Liverpool fans were singing because they could smell the blood, they could smell the fear in those blue shirts.

Neville added: "Grab this opportunity, don’t have regrets! Just from a playing point of view, the idea of a team not seizing the day, seizing the moment, grabbing the opportunity, all those things we say to each other in lives as young people, that we want a team to grab this moment. Chelsea shrunk.

"I used the word 'shrunk' and maybe 'bottle' is a very strong word, but playing with absolute fear, froze, whatever you want to call it, that’s what we saw in extra-time.”

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(Sky Sports)

Got a lot to live up to...

17:46 , Matt Verri

Tonight is the first meeting between Chelsea and Leeds in the FA Cup since the infamous 1970 final, which was one of the most brutal matches in English football history.

After a 2-2 draw at Wembley, the two teams faced off again in a bruising encounter at Old Trafford.

In that replay, which Chelsea won 2-1 after extra-time, Billy Bremner was kicked in the head, Norman Hunter and Ian Hutchinson had a fist-fight and Jack Charlton head-butted Peter Osgood.

A single yellow card was shown. When David Elleray 're-refereed' the match on video in 1997, he issued six red cards and 20 bookings.

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Pochettino pleads for positive atmosphere

17:39 , Matt Verri

Under-pressure Mauricio Pochettino has called on Chelsea fans to stick with him and the team ahead of a huge night at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea head coach is under pressure to qualify for Europe, and failure to do so could leave him vulnerable in the summer.

He has held positive face-to-face talks with co-owner Behdad Eghbali in the wake of the weekend, but the former Tottenham boss is struggling to convince supporters he is the right man for the job.

Tonight’s clash with old rivals Leeds feels crucial for Pochettino, and he has urged supporters to stay with the team after their Wembley blow.

“I understand the disappointment from our fans, but we need their help,” said Pochettino, who insists he and his players are aware of the historic rivalry between Chelsea and Leeds.

“I am sorry to ask again, but it is important to create a very good atmosphere, because Leeds are going to be pushing for 5,000 fans and I know it is going to be a tough game.”

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Stage is set!

17:33 , Matt Verri

Visitors have arrived in west London...

Standard Sport prediction

17:26 , Matt Verri

Chelsea looked incredibly tired in extra time against Liverpool, but they must find a way to go again just a few days after the heartbreak of those 120 minutes at Wembley.

Leeds will be fired up for this match and, on such an impressive run, will be confident of pulling off an upset and reaching the quarter-finals.

Consistency remains an issue for Pochettino’s side and they look in real danger of suffering more cup disappointment.

Leeds to win, 2-1

Leeds team news

17:19 , Matt Verri

For Leeds, Patrick Bamford recovered from a calf injury to score as a substitute against Leicester, and he could replace Joel Piroe in the starting lineup.

Sam Byram is pushing to return from a hamstring issue, but Pascal Struijk remains unavailable. Dan James should also be fit.

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Chelsea team news

17:12 , Matt Verri

Chelsea will be without Christopher Nkunku tonight.

The £53million signing from RB Leipzig has suffered his third setback of the season, joining a lengthy injury list.

"We need to see and evaluate every day but he's out for three or four weeks,” the manager said. “We hope no more.

The Blues may opt to go unchanged in response to injuries. There are few options beyond the trio of Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher in midfield.

Cole Palmer, Nicolas Jackson and Raheem Sterling could continue as the front three after Noni Madueke and Mykhailo Mudryk failed to make an impact from the bench in the final.

Predicted Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell; Fernandez, Gallagher, Caicedo; Palmer, Jackson, Sterling

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How to watch Chelsea vs Leeds

17:05 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on ITV4, with coverage beginning at 6:45pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the ITVX app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here, featuring expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella and Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge.

Good evening!

17:00 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs Leeds!

It’s the fifth round of the FA Cup, with a place in the quarter-finals on the line. Wembley is on the horizon.

Huge night for both these sides, but particularly Chelsea, just a few days after their defeat in the Carabao Cup final.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 7:30pm GMT from Stamford Bridge.