Chelsea match to be shown on FA website

The Football Association will break new ground on Saturday when they stream a match involving one of the ’big four’ live on their website.

Seven games have already been streamed earlier in the competition but the lunchtime encounter between Chelsea and Cardiff at Stamford Bridge will be a watershed when it is made available free to web users in the UK and Ireland.

Jim Rosenthal will present the pre-match show at 11.40am, ahead of kick-off 20 minutes later.

“This is another important step in the delivery of FAtv as a premium streaming service, and we fully expect this weekend’s webcast to be one of the single most viewed football matches on the internet,” said FA chief executive Ian Watmore.

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