Chorley take on a ragged Derby County squad in one of the most intriguing FA Cup fixtures of the weekend.
The non-league side ply their trade in the sixth tier of English football, the National League North, and will head into the biggest game of their history in front of a national audience.
Derby have been dealt a crippling blow going into this one though. Head coach Wayne Rooney, his entire coaching staff and the whole first-team squad have entered a period of self-isolation and have been ruled out of the game.
The Rams must cobble together an XI using their U23 and U18 players, handing Chorley a major chance to capitalise.
The third round is known for its seismic shocks, and this encounter could be shaping up to be the latest in a long line.
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When is Chorley v Derby on TV?
Chorley v Derby will take place on Saturday 9th January 2021.
What time is kick-off?
Chorley v Derby will kick off at 12:15pm.
The whole FA Cup third round takes place this weekend, including Marine v Tottenham in one of the most intriguing ties.
What TV channel is Chorley v Derby on?
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 from 11:45am.
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How to live stream Chorley v Derby online
You can watch the match with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.
Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Watch Chorley v Derby in the US
ESPN+ will be showing every FA Cup fixture live in the US, meaning fans across the pond can tune in for all the biggest games.
As the competition progresses, later rounds will also be shown live on ESPN+.
Chorley v Derby team news
Chorley: Ollie Shenton is back in contention after missing their last encounter with an injury issue.
Connor Hall and Harry Cardwell are expected to start up front, while the non-league side could deploy a five-man defence, at least to begin the match with.
Derby: As mentioned, the entire Derby squad is unavailable for this one. A number of their brightest U23 players have also been ruled out after recently training with the first team.
The majority of the Rams’ team will have been born post-Millennium, but they will no doubt be fired up to deliver a gutsy performance on the big stage.
Our prediction: Chorley v Derby
If any game summed up the FA Cup in 2020/21, it’s this one. A fairytale mismatch going ahead despite the so-called ‘giants’ losing their entire squad to isolation.
This is the most unpredictable game of the round, bar none. Will Derby’s young guns turn up or freeze? Both sides are likely to be nervy for different reasons.
While it’s hard to judge Derby based on form, Chorley were unbeaten in nine league matches prior to a hammering at the weekend and have already defeated League One duo Wigan and Peterborough in back-to-back rounds.
Our prediction: Chorley 1-0 Derby
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