A PARADE of motorcoaches will set off from Devon at 6am on Saturday, carrying many of the 6,000 Plymouth Argyle raucous fans who will pack the Shed end of Stamford Bridge for an eagerly awaited FA Cup 4th Round tie against the Blues.

Chelsea have only met the Pilgrims five times, with the Blues winning twice, Argyle once, and two draws. But those clashes date back to the 70s and 80s.

One thing’s certain – the travelling fans will be well fed by the time they reach SW6. Plymouth is sponsored by Ginsters, the trucker’s pasty of choice, and the Green Army will be consuming boxfuls of them along the way.

The bright red logo of the Cornish baker stands out from the white away kit that the players will be wearing at the weekend.

Plymouth sit just outside the promotion places in League One, looking to overhaul Oxford United to get into the play-offs.

The last away game saw the Pilgrims beat bottom-placed Doncaster 3-1, but they did claim the scalp of Championship side Birmingham City in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

Tom Tuchel will stick with Kepa between the sticks for the match, and is expected to include youngster Harvey Vale on the bench.

It’s a 12.30pm Saturday kick-off, and it’s live on the BBC Red Button. If you’re watching at home, note that only semi-circular shortcrust-pastry beef and diced potato snacks are appropriate to accompany your viewing.