The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream will see the eight-times FA Cup holders play a semi-final against a side who have never won the trophy. It’s streaming live FOR FREE on the ITV Hub — and if you’re not in the U.K. right now you can tune in via a VPN.
CHELSEA VS CRYSTAL PALACE LIVE STREAM, DATE, TIME, CHANNELS
The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live stream takes place tomorrow (Sunday, April 17).
► Time 4.30 p.m. BST / 11.30 a.m. ET / 8.30 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch FOR FREE on the ITV Hub
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN Plus
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Chelsea are FA Cup royalty, with the third highest number of appearances in the final, including the last two. They lost both of those, against Arsenal and Leicester, and will be desperate to pick up winners’ medals this year, particularly as they’ve just been dumped out of the Champions League.
Boss Thomas Tuchel has a couple of selection dilemmas ahead of him. In goal, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy have both featured in past rounds, and there’s little indication as to which will start on Sunday.
Up front, Kai Havertz is almost certain to play, but he could be joined by Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic or even Romelu Lukaku. Werner has scored four in his past two games, while Pulisic has an excellent record against Palace, with five in six appearances, and Lukaku has now returned to full training.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have never won the FA Cup and have only two final appearances to their name, with the most recent in 2016. The chance to take on Man City or Liverpool at Wembley in May awaits Patrick Vieira’s increasingly accomplished side if they can dispatch Thomas Tuchel’s inconsistent Blues.
They’ll have to do so without star midfielder Conor Gallagher, though, as he’s on loan from Chelsea. The club did ask for special dispensation for him to play, but Chelsea turned down the request. To make matters worse, his most likely replacement, Michael Olise, has missed the past two games and may not be fit. Defender Tyrick Mitchell is also battling to recover from injury.