Is Stoke City vs Leicester City on TV? Live stream details and team news for FA Cup clash – Leicestershire Live

Is Stoke City vs Leicester City on TV? Live stream details and team news for FA Cup clash – Leicestershire Live

Leicester City begin their FA Cup campaign on Saturday when they take on Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.

While matches continued to be played behind closed, fans in the UK will at least be able to watch all 32 ties, either on BBC and BT Sport, their digital channels or through The FA Player.

Eight fixtures will be live across the BBC’s platforms, 16 across BT Sport’s digital channels and the remaining eight fixtures broadcast free to supporters on the FA Player.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the third round tie…

When does Stoke City vs Leicester City kick-off?

The match at the Bet365 Stadium gets underway at 3pm on Saturday, January 9.

No fans will be present at the game due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions around the country.

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Is the game on TV?

Yes, the match will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer service and the BBC Sport website via your smart TV, laptop and mobile device.

If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to register for a free BBC account in order to access the services.

It should also be on the BBC’s red button.

VAR situation

Nine of the 32 ties will use Video Assistant Referees. It will be used in the ties played at Premier League venues only.

With Stoke being in the Championship, the system will not be used in Saturday’s tie.

Will there be a replay?

No, all games in this year’s FA Cup will be decided on the day, without going to replays.

That means there will be extra time if the scores are level after 90 minutes, and a penalty shootout should the teams not be separated in the extra 30 minutes.

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Team news

Leicester City are expected to be without Jamie Vardy and James Maddison for the trip, with the two rested due to ongoing injury niggles.

Winger Cengiz Under is also a doubt with an ankle problem.

Despite being back in training the game also comes a little bit too soon for Ricardo Pereira.

Stoke City will be without Steven Fletcher, who suffered a groin injury in the defeat against Bournemouth last weekend, while Lee Gregory and Tyrese Campbell will miss the match with longer-term problems.