Chelsea will host Manchester City in the FA Cup
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink described his team’s FA Cup draw with Manchester City as a “huge game”.
There in no doubt that it will attract most attention out of all the games and the Dutchman also said: ”It’s already a final!”
Manuel Pellegrini must feel unhappy as his side have their third successive away draw against Premier League opposition.
The lowest ranked team left in the competition are League One side Shrewsbury Town, will welcome Manchester United to the New Meadow, as they look to pull over one of the biggest cup shocks in the history of the FA Cup.
Frustrated Hull once again have to play holders Arsenal in a repeat of the 2014 final and meet for the third year running! Crystal Palace travel to Tottenham and Bournemouth, who overcame a scare against South Coast rivals Portsmouth on Saturday host Everton.
The other games see this season’s surprise package Watford take on Leeds United, whilst Reading have to wait for the winner of the replay between West Brom and Peterborough, and finally Blackburn will host either Liverpool or West Ham.
The ties will be played on the weekend of 19-22 February.
Full FA Cup fifth-round draw:
Chelsea v Manchester City
Reading v West Brom or Peterborough
Watford v Leeds United
Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United
Blackburn v Liverpool or West Ham
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull
Bournemouth v Everton
- John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season
- Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s home-grown talent but he must make the most of his limited chances
- Pep Guardiola needs to overhaul Manchester City’s defence with John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala not living up to their price tag
- Rudy Gestede has joined Middlesbrough