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By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The weekend’s FA Cup Fourth Round action wraps up today at Stamford Bridge, where manager Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side will look to keep their impressive home form going and exact some revenge on a fellow English Premier League club.
Chelsea host Stoke City, who defeated the Blues 3-2 last month in a wild match at Britannia Stadium. Mourinho’s men have not lost an EPL match since they fell to Stoke, and their only loss since then was a 2-1 defeat to Sunderland in the Capital One Cup. Chelsea have won six consecutive home matches across all competitions heading into their rematch with the Potters, and they have only dropped points twice at Stamford Bridge this season.
In Spain, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will try to reinstate their respective leads over rivals Real Madrid, who moved to the top of the La Liga table Saturday with a 2-0 win against Granada. Atletico Madrid will hit the road to face 19th-place Rayo Vallecano, a team they defeated 5-0 at the Vicente Calderon earlier this season. Later in the day, former league leaders Barcelona take on defensive-minded Malaga at Camp Nou.
Other matches of note today include AS Monaco’s home meeting with Olympique Marseille, the first match for the second-place French side since star forward Radamel Falcao’s ACL tear last week. In Mexico, a resurgent Chivas de Guadalajara side will try to continue their push up the table against struggling Atalante.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Hibernian vs. Celtic – Fox Soccer Plus
8am – Sheffield United vs. Fulham – Fox Sports 2/Fox Deportes
8:30am – Go Ahead Eagles vs. Ajax – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3
9am – Inter Milan vs. Catania – beIN Sports en Español
9am – Cagliari vs. AC Milan – beIN Sports USA
10:30am – Chelsea vs. Stoke City – Fox Sports 2/Fox Deportes
11am – Bordeaux vs. AS Saint-Etienne – beIN Sports USA
11am – Osasuna vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sports en Español
11:30am – Hamburg vs. Schalke 04 – GolTV USA
1pm – Rayo Vallecano vs. Atletico Madrid – beIN Sports USA
1pm – Puebla vs. Chiapas – Azteca America/ESPN Deportes
1pm – Toluca vs. Monterrey – Univision Deportes/Univision
2pm – Sao Paulo vs. Oeste – GolTV USA
3pm – Barcelona vs. Malaga – beIN Sports USA
3pm – AS Monaco vs. Olympique Marseille – Univision Deportes
6pm – Atlante vs. Chivas de Guadalajara – Univision Deportes