Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest TV channel, live stream, team news and kick off time from Stamford Bridge

CHELSEA welcome Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round as they begin their defence of the trophy.

The Blues beat Manchester United last season to deliver an eighth success in the competition – but Aitor Karanka's side were victorious against Arsenal at this stage 12 months ago.

 Chelsea are the reigning FA Cup champions after beating Manchester United 1-0 in May 2018

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Chelsea are the reigning FA Cup champions after beating Manchester United 1-0 in May 2018

What TV channel is it Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest on and can I live stream it?

Unfortunately, this fixture will not be shown live on UK television due to broadcast restrictions.

However, you can catch all the highlights from the match, along with all of the other Saturday FA Cup ties, on BBC One's Match of the Day from 10.20pm.

Alternatively, you can also follow all the latest updates via our SunSport LIVE BLOG.

What time does Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest kick off?

This FA Cup third round tie takes place on Saturday, January 5.

It will kick off at 3pm.

The clash will be held at Stamford Bridge.

What is the team news?

Victor Moses may get some rare game time after returning to training – but the Blues are expected to be without a host of star names.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Danny Drinkwater, Olivier Giroud and Willian all have knocks, while Pedro is suffering with a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest will be at full strength when they head to Stamford Bridge.

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CHELSEA welcome Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round as they begin their defence of the trophy.