FA Cup 5th round draws: Man United to battle defending champions Chelsea

FA Cup 5th round draws: Man United to battle defending champions Chelsea

- FA Cup 5th round draws will see Chelsea battle Manchester United in the next stage of the championship next month

- The Blues outclass Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side when they met in the final of last year's edition at Wembley stadium

- Sarri's men are chasing their 9th FA Cup title while United have an eye on equaling Arsenal's record in the competition

Chelsea will continue their FA Cup title defence in the fifth round when they battle Manchester United at the Stamford Bridge next month.

The Blues cruised to a convincing 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday with goals from Willian and Callum Hudson-Odo sealing the win for Maurizio Sarri's men.

This fixture is the toughest of the round as Premier League champions Manchester City will face the winner of Middlesbrough or Newport County in the next round.

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It will be recalled that Chelsea stunned Jose Mourinho Red Devils on May 19, 2018 by a lone goal with Eden Hazard scoring from the spot kick.

Chelsea are chasing their 9th title this term, while United are hoping to equal Arsenal's record of 13 titles as they currently have 12 in their cabinet.

Below are the rest of the fixtures as AFC Wimbledon, after their epic win over West Ham United in the last round are paired with Millwall.

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While Crystal Palace have been handed an easy draw on paper as they face Doncaster Rovers in the fifth stage

The draw

1 Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town or Wolverhampton Wanderers

2 AFC Wimbledon v Millwall

3 Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace

4 Middlesbrough or Newport County v Manchester City

5 Chelsea v Manchester United

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6 Swansea City v Barnet or Brentford

7 Portsmouth or Queens Park Rangers v Watford

8 Brighton & Hove Albion or West Bromwich Albion v Derby County

Legit.ng previously reported that Arsenal were handed the toughest FA Cup fourth round draw as they face rejuvenated Manchester United side at the Emirates Stadium.

Having won the competition 13 times, the Gunners are the most successful team in this tournament.

And they will hope their experience in the tourney will help them get past Ole Gunner Solksjaer's men, who has led his side to five straight victories since he replace Jose Mourinho last month.

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