Arsenal vs Chelsea, Capital One Cup Fourth Round; Live at 3:45pm ET: Open Thread

Arsenal plays Chelsea today at the Emirates in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup, with both clubs fighting for a place in the quarter-final. In the battle of the London clubs, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has never defeated Jose Mourinho in any competition.

For viewers in the United States, there’s only one place to find Arsenal against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup on US television and Internet today, and that’s beIN SPORT.

Programming note: Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORT, you can access the channel live via an online streaming service DishWorld for $10/month. Read our review of DishWorld. And sign up for DishWorld via their website. Setup takes just minutes.

Starting line-ups:

Arsenal: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Ryo, Bendtner

Subs: Viviano, Sagna, Hayden, Yennaris, Ozil, Giroud, Park

Chelsea: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Cahill, D Luiz, Bertrand; Essien (c), Mikel; De Bruyne, Mata, Willian; Eto’o

Subs: Blackman, Ivanovic, Kalas, Ramires, Hazard, Torres, Ba

In team news, both sides have fielded relatively equal teams with a mixed of proven players (Mata, Wilshere, Ramsey, Luiz), footballers who don’t get much playing time (Azpilicueta, Essien, Ryo, Fabianski) and fringe player with a lot to prove (De Bruyne, Bendtner). But the biggest difference between the two sides today is the depth on the bench, with Chelsea have the better options to bring on talent if they’re needed to push for a victory.

Today’s Capital One Cup games televised on US TV and Internet are:

Arsenal vs Chelsea (League Cup), 3:45pm, beIN SPORT and DishWorld
Burnley vs West Ham (League Cuo), 3:45pm, beIN SPORT Play

Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below.

14 thoughts on “Arsenal vs Chelsea, Capital One Cup Fourth Round; Live at 3:45pm ET: Open Thread”

  1. Poor defensive mistake by Arsenal. The ball bounced between two defenders, and neither of them wanted to take ownership over the ball to kick it away.

    Nice to see Azpilicueta on the scoresheet.

  2. Good to be watching this, even if it is in glorious standard definition. Which is only available by paying for the highest-level sports HD package from Comcast/xFinity. (Yes, to get a standard def channel you need to subscribe to a high-definition package). And they still don’t authorize beinsportplay, so that’s not available at all. So no checking in on the Burnley match.

  3. I know this is a Arsenal-Chelsea thread. But Norwich City had Snodgrass stretchered off and Nathan Redmond just pulled something near his rib cage and had to come off.

  4. I am glad Arsenal is out of the Capital One Cup. If there is one match to lose in the next 12 days, this would be it.

  5. BeIN Sport Commentary:

    Ross Dyer – Ian, what did you think of Mata’s goal?

    Ian Joy- Well Ross, the quality of the quality of the strike is is pure quality of the players true quality there is no denying the clubs quality that rises the club to the quality side in this quality competition it shows the quality of the league and the quality of the manager never mind the quality of the bench and the quality of the chairmans decision to make a quality decision to buy the quality players that truly makes this a quality side.



    1. BeIN Sport commentators lack “quality” and make it quite painful to watch. Along with Gus from FOX, its an “audio off” experience for me almost all the time.

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