Championship side Barnsley will be looking to exact revenge on Chelsea in the FA Cup this evening.

The Tykes were thrashed 6-0 by the Blues in the Carabao Cup in September.

Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel face Barnsley in the FA Cup tonight

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Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel face Barnsley in the FA Cup tonight

Now they’ll face off again tonight and both sides eye a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Barnsley beat Norwich in the last round while Chelsea saw off Luton.

The South Yorkshire club have a good recent FA Cup history against the west London giants having beaten them 1-0 at Oakwell in the 2007/08 competition.

Barnsley vs Chelsea: How to listen

This match will get under way at 8pm on Thursday, February 11.

Full coverage from Oakwell will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Hugh Woozencroft will be your host and commentary will come from Sam Matterface and Danny Mills.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

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Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

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Barnsley vs Chelsea: Team news

Barnsley duo Toby Sibbick and Romal Palmer are available after recovering from minor injuries.

Daryl Dike is set to make his debut for the Tykes after joining from Orlando City.

Carlton Morris, who joined the club from Norwich in January, is cup tied.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are set to give starts to Kepa Arrizabalaga, Hakim Ziyech and N’Golo Kante.

Thiago Silva is sidelined with a muscle injury while Kai Havertz could sit out too with a minor issue.

Timo Werner is nursing a dead leg so may be rested.

Barnsley vs Chelsea: What has been said?

Barnsley captain Alex Mowatt insists Chelsea face a much tougher test tonight than when the two sides met earlier in the season.

“Chelsea are a big team and we’ve already played them once this season, which didn’t go too well,” the former Leeds midfielder said.

“But we’ve got another gaffer now, a different way of playing and it’s at Oakwell which is a lot different to what they’ll be used to, I’m sure.

“So hopefully it can be a different result on Thursday night.”

Barnsley beat Norwich to reach the FA Cup fifth round this season

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Barnsley beat Norwich to reach the FA Cup fifth round this season

Barnsley vs Chelsea: Match stats and facts

  • Barnsley have won both of their FA Cup meetings with Chelsea, winning 4-0 in the third round in 1989 and 1-0 in the quarter-final in 2008.
  • Chelsea have won four of their last five meetings with Barnsley in all competitions, including a 6-0 home win in the League Cup earlier this season.
  • Since beating Liverpool (2-1) and Chelsea (1-0) en route to reaching the semi-final in 2007-08, Barnsley have lost their last five FA Cup ties against Premier League sides by an aggregate score of 2-15.
  • Chelsea have been eliminated from just two of their last 54 FA Cup ties against sides from a lower division, going out to Barnsley in 2007-08 and Bradford City in 2014-15.
  • Barnsley have had 16 shots on target across their two FA Cup matches this season – only Liverpool (19) and Tottenham (18) have had more across the third and fourth rounds of the competition this term.
  • Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham has had a hand in eight goals in his last six FA Cup starts (5 goals, 3 assists), netting a hat-trick in the last round against Luton Town.


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