A detailed shot of the corner flag at Kingsmeadow during the Chelsea Ladies v Liverpool Ladies WSL match. Held at the Kingsmeadow Athletics & Fitness Centre, Kingston upon Thames, UK on the 7th October 2017 Photo: Charlotte Wilson for FA

Chelsea’s cup clash with Liverpool selected for live coverage

Chelsea’s Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie against FA Women’s Super League rivals Liverpool at Kingsmeadow later this month has been selected for live television coverage.

The pair are set to go head-to-head in Norbiton on Sunday 16 February in one of just two all-FA Women’s Super League fifth round ties.

The Football Association have today informed FA Women’s Super League Full-Time via an official press release that the tie has been selected to be broadcast live. This means that fans who are not planning to attend the fixture can watch the game either on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer or FA Player. It has been confirmed that the tie will kick-off at 12.30pm.

Chelsea will be aiming to get revenge on the FA Women’s Super League’s second-bottom club after Emma Hayes’ side were held to a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park in mid-December. Niamh Charles fired Liverpool into a fifth-minute lead before Beth England levelled for The Blues 10 minutes later.

The 2018 Women’s FA Cup winners find themselves in the fifth round after beating second tier club Charlton Athletic 4-0 at The Oakwood in the fourth round while Liverpool demolished Blackburn Rovers 8-1 with forward Rinsola Babajide bagging four.

Manchester City are the current holders of the trophy after beating West Ham United 3-0 in last season’s final at Wembley.

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