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Chelsea vs Al-Hilal LIVE: Latest updates from Club World Cup semi-final

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CHELSEA get their Club World Cup campaign underway as they look to win the competition for the first time.

The Blues have participated in the Fifa Club World Cup before, but were beaten 1-0 by Corinthians in the 2012 final.

Thiago Silva netted for Chelsea in a win over Tottenham

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Thiago Silva netted for Chelsea in a win over TottenhamCredit: EPA
Former Man Utd striker Odion Ighalo is expected to lead the line for Al Hilal

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Former Man Utd striker Odion Ighalo is expected to lead the line for Al HilalCredit: Getty

However, their Champions League final win over Man City has given them a second chance to win the trophy a decade later.

Standing in their way in the semi-final is Asian champions Al Hilal.

The Saudi side came from behind in the quarter-finals to hammer UAE champions Al-Jazira 6-1 on their own turf.

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What time does Chelsea vs Al Hilal kick off?

  • Chelsea vs Al Hilal takes place on Wednesday, November 9.
  • The match kicks off at 4.30pm UK time – 8.30pm in the United Arab Emirates.
  • It takes place at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
  • Chelsea and Al Hilal have never played each other.

Is Chelsea vs Al Hilal on TV and can I live stream it?

  • Yes. Chelsea vs Al Hilal is live on E4.
  • Coverage commences at 4pm – half an hour before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the Channel 4 website.

Can I watch Chelsea vs Al Hilal for free?

  • Yes. Chelsea vs Al Hilal is free for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
  • Get your TV licence here.

Team news

Reece James has travelled to Abu Dhabi but will not be part of Chelsea’s squad after picking up a hamstring injury.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to start in goal with Edouard Mendy given time off after helping Senegal to a first ever Afcon title.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has not travelled with the Blues squad after picking up a knock.

Mason Mount is a doubt for the semi-final after picking up a leg injury.

Thomas Tuchel is also not with the squad following a positive Covid test and his assistant Arno Michels will step into the technical area as he did against Plymouth.

Al Hilal have a number of players who will be familiar to Premier League fans.

Former Man Utd and Watford striker Odion Ighalo is expected to lead the line for the Saudis.

Ex-West Brom star Matheus Pereira is expected to slot into midfield while Andre Carrillo, who also used to play for Watford, is likely to start on the wing.

Latest odds

Chelsea 2/9

Draw 9/2

Al Hilal 12/1

*Odds from Betfair correct as of Monday, February 7



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