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FA Cup 5th Round: It’s Chelsea vs Manchester City

Chelsea vs Manchester City is the marquee fixture of the FA Cup fifth round. Photo: Daily Post
Chelsea vs Manchester City is the marquee fixture of the FA Cup fifth round. Photo: Daily Post
Chelsea vs Manchester City is the marquee fixture of the FA Cup fifth round. Photo: Daily Post

League One side Shrewsbury Town, the lowest-ranked team remaining in the FA Cup, will welcome Manchester United to the New Meadow in the fifth round of the competition.

Title holders Arsenal will take on Hull City in a repeat of the 2014 final, while Crystal Palace visit Tottenham and Bournemouth host Everton in two all-Premier League clashes, which will all be played on the weekend of 19-22 February.

The other games see Watford take on Leeds United, Reading face the winner of the replay between West Brom and Peterborough, and Blackburn host either Liverpool or West Ham.

But it is the tie between the two most recent Premier League champions – described by Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink as a “huge game” – that will attract most attention.

“It’s already a final!” the Dutchman said.

It is a third successive away draw against Premier League opposition for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Hull meet for the third year running, with the Gunners having eliminated the Tigers with a 2-0 win in the third round last year.

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 Rovers v Liverpool or West Ham
Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull City
Bournemouth v Everton

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