The confirmed date and kick-off time for our FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United has now been announced.
The official statement from Chelseafc.com read:
The match against Jose Mourinho’s side will take place on Monday 13 March with a 7.45pm kick-off time. It will be broadcast live on BBC 1.
There are no replays at this stage of the competition so extra-time and penalties will take place if necessary.
The two teams last met in the competition at the same stage in 2013. Having come from 2-0 down to force a replay in the initial tie at Old Trafford, Demba Ba scored the only goal of the game in the replay at Stamford Bridge to send us through.
We also met Manchester United in the 2007 final, the first at the newly-refurbished Wembley. Once again it was a tight encounter and, again, we came out on top, this time courtesy of Didier Drogba’s extra-time strike.
Further back, there were a number of FA Cup meetings between the sides in the 1990s, including the final in 1994 and semi-final in 1996.
QUARTER-FINAL FIXTURES IN FULL:
Saturday 11 March
Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town or Man City, kick-off 12.30pm – live on BT Sport 2
Arsenal v Lincoln City, kick-off 5.30pm – live on BT Sport 2
Sunday 12 March
Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall, kick-off 2pm – live on BBC 1
Monday 13 March
Chelsea v Manchester United, kick-off 7.45pm – live on BBC 1