FA Cup Fifth Round Draw: Chelsea to face Manchester City

FA Cup Fifth Round Draw: Chelsea to face Manchester City
January 31 19:28 2016

Chelsea have drawn against Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup, while Shrewsbury Town will face Manchester United.

Holders Arsenal, meanwhile, will take on Hull City in a repeat of the 2014 final, with the Gunners having triumphed at Wembley 3-2 courtesy of goals from Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey.

It is in fact the third season in a row that Arsene Wenger’s side will meet the Tigers, with the north Londoners having knocked out Hull at the third-round stage last season as Per Mertesacker and Alexis Sanchez scored in a 2-0 home win.

Elsewhere in the draw, Liverpool or West Ham, who replay on February 9 following Saturday’s 0-0 draw, will travel to Championship side Blackburn Rovers, while Tottenham host Crystal Palace in an all-Premier League affair.

Check out the draw in full…



Chelsea vs Manchester City
Reading vs West Brom/Peterborough
Watford vs Leeds
Shrewsbury Town vs Manchester United
Blackburn Rovers vs Liverpool/West Ham
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
Arsenal vs Hull City
Bournemouth vs Everton



All 16 fifth-round ties will be played between Friday February 19 and Monday February 22. Before that, though, fans can look forward to West Ham’s fourth-round replay with Liverpool on Tuesday February 9, a fixture that has seen the Hammers’ Premier League clash with Southampton rearranged given that it was originally due to be played the day before the FA Cup tie. Any team who plays in the fifth round will receive £180,000 in prize money.