Early kick-off for Preston FA Cup tie

Last updated : 04 January 2010 By Paul Lagan

Chelsea's away tie in the 4th Round of the FA Cup at Preston North End will now be shown live on ITV.

But this comes at a price.

The game, on Saturday, January 23, will kick off at 12.45pm.

Chelsea will have a ticket allocation of 6,000 so all you brave souls who fancy a night out in nearby Blackpool will have plenty of time after the game to sample the delights.

In fact why not go up a day earlier?

Should the Blues force a replay, then that match will be at the Bridge on Wednesday 3 February, kicking off at 7.45pm.

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