Chelsea hosts Manchester United in FA Cup fifth round

In a replay of last season's FA Cup final, Chelsea will play Manchester United in the fifth round of the competition in 2018-19.

Chelsea celebrate with the FA Cup   -  Getty Images

It will be a replay of last season's FA Cup final when Chelsea hosts Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The Blues defeated United 1-0 at Wembley in May as Eden Hazard secured silverware for Antonio Conte in his last match in charge of Chelsea. Opposing boss Jose Mourinho has since departed, too, and now Maurizio Sarri and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go head to head in the last 16 of this season's competition.

With Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham already out, only two of the Premier League's top six can make the quarterfinal draw. Manchester City will be confident of its progression, however, as it visits Middlesbrough or Newport County in the next stage. Doncaster Rovers faces top-flight opposition in Crystal Palace, while Portsmouth, second in League One, will host Watford if it wins a replay at Queens Park Rangers.

AFC Wimbledon and Millwall both knocked out Premier League opponents – West Ham and Everton respectively – in the previous round and will now face one another for a place in the last eight.

FA Cup fifth round draw in full: 

Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town or Wolves
AFC Wimbledon v Millwall
Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough or Newport County v Manchester City
Chelsea v Manchester United
Swansea City v Barnet or Brentford
Portsmouth or Queens Park Rangers v Watford
Brighton and Hove Albion or West Brom v Derby County

 

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