How to watch
TV channel: The FA Cup the match will be broadcast on BBC One.
Direct: The BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website will provide live streams.
Chelsea have been allowed to travel to Middlesbrough after the government lifted restrictions preventing them from doing so.
It should help their cause, but Middlesbrough are fighting for promotion to the Premier League and have reason to trust.
This FA Cup quarter-final was spiced up by Chelsea’s embarrassing descent following a request to play the tie behind closed doors.
The Blues demanded the match in the North East be played in front of no fans for ‘sporting integrity reasons’ as they can no longer sell match tickets, but turned back after being attacked by the government , Middlesbrough and a section of their own fans.
There’s been a lot of criticism for Chelsea this week, but on the pitch under Thomas Tuchel they haven’t lost the art of delivering results.
They beat Lille in the Champions League in midweek and have won five games in a row since penalties were imposed on owner Roman Abramovich.
It will likely be a tough test against a Middlesbrough side who have already knocked out Manchester United and Tottenham in the FA Cup this season.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage as Middlesbrough host Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Chris Wilder’s side have already knocked out Manchester United and Tottenham, now they have their sights set on another big upset.
Chelsea have been impressive recently in putting aside their off-field distractions.
Kick-off will be at 17:15 GMT from Riverside – we’ll have all the latest team updates and news before then. Stay tuned!