The draw for the FA Cup’s fifth round has just been completed and it has thrown some interesting ties. The tie of the round puts Chelsea against Manchester City, a true clash of titans!
Guus Hiddink’s men will host the Citizens at Stamford Bridge to keep their cup campaign alive. The Dutchman has previously admitted that the FA Cup remains the biggest hope for the Blues to win some silverware this season and now, they will need to do it the hard-way.
In other significant draws, Tottenham will host Premier League rivals Crystal Palace in a London derby, current holders Arsenal will welcome Championship high-fliers Hull City in a repeat of the 2014 final and Manchester United will travel to Shrewsbury Town.
Here’s the complete list of fixtures:
Chelsea v Man City
Reading v West Bromwich Albion or Peterborough United
Watford v Leeds
Shrewsbury Town v Man Utd
Blackburn v Liverpool or West Ham United
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull City
Bournemouth v Everton
The matches will be played over the weekend of February 19 until 22.