Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth round opponent confirmed

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Chelsea advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cup after defeating Hull City 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

The Blues have swept pass two Championship opposition in the third and fourth round after beating Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the third round tie.

The positive side of the draw is that Chelsea will be at home in the fifth round. However, the Blues have been given a tough draw as Chelsea will either meet Shrewsbury or Liverpool.

Liverpool are expected to beat Shrewsbury and progress to the next round. But Shrewsbury proved they were no pushovers as they came from 2-0 down to force a 2-2 draw against Liverpool. The two sides will now meet for a replay at Anfield Stadium.

See the draws below

Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City

Reading or Cardiff v Sheffield United

Chelsea v Shrewsbury or Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle or Oxford

Leicester City v Coventry or Birmingham

Northampton or Derby v Manchester United

Southampton or Tottenham v Norwich City

Portsmouth v Bournemouth or Arsenal

The FA Cup Round Five ties take place in the middle of the week commencing Monday 2 March.

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