FA Cup fifth round draw: Home ties for Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton
FA Cup favourites Chelsea will host Birmingham City in the fifth round, while Liverpool will welcome Brighton to Anfield
Chelsea will host Birmingham City in the fifth round of the FA Cup after the draw was made on Sunday.
Andre Villas-Boas’s side, now the favourites to win the cup following Manchester City and Manchester United’s elimination, booked their place in the draw thanks to their 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will host Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion after Kenny Dalglish’s men sealed a dramatic late victory over Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday.
The winner of Arsenal’s clash with Aston Villa on Sunday will travel to either Sunderland or Middlesbrough, while Everton will face either Blackpool or Sheffield Wednesday at Goodison Park.
Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham Hotspur were paired with Stevenage after Spurs narrowly beat Watford on Friday night.
FA Cup fifth round draw in full:
Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion
Everton v Blackpool or Sheffield Wednesday
Chelsea v Birmingham City
Crawley Town v Stoke City
Stevenage v Tottenham Hotspur
Norwich City v Leicester City
Sunderland or Middlesbrough v Arsenal or Aston Villa
Millwall or Southampton v Bolton Wanderers
All ties to be played the weekend of 18 and 19 February