FA Cup 5th Round: Chelsea could face Liverpool, Arsenal to play Portsmouth

FA Cup 5th Round: Chelsea could face Liverpool, Arsenal to play Portsmouth

- The 5th Round FA Cup draw have produced interesting fixtures as a place in the quarter finals is up for grabs

- A potential fixture between rivals Chelsea and Liverpool will take place only if the Reds defeat Shrewsbury Town in a 4th Round replay

- Man United will face the winner of Northampton Town and Derby County in what could be a reunion with could legend Wayne Rooney

FA Cup 5th Round draws were conducted and some interesting fixtures emerged as the oldest competition has taken another dimension.

Chelsea will square up against the winner of Liverpool and Shrewsbery Town in what promises to be a cracking contest at Stamford Bridge.

It is going to be an all Premier League affair as the winner between Southampton and Tottenham will collide with Norwich City.

Manchester United will keep a date with Derby County or Northampton Town while defending champions Man City will travel to Sheffield Wednesday fora place in the quarter finals.

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Giant killers West Bromwich Albion will have a date with either Newcastle United or Oxford United in the next round.

Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City will looking to continue their impressive form in all competitions this season as they host the winner of Coventry or Birmingham City vat the King Power Stadium.

Chris Wilder's Sheffield United will await the winner of Cardiff City and Reading in the final fixture of the round.

Here is the FA Cup 5th Round of matches slated for February

Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City

Reading/Cardiff City vs Sheffield United

Chelsea vs Shrewsbury Town/Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United/Oxford United

Leicester City vs Coventry/Birmingham City

Northampton Town/Derby County vs Manchester United

Southampton/Tottenham vs Norwich City

Portsmouth vs Arsenal

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal are through to the next stage of this year's FA Cup championship following their 2-1 win over fellow Premier League side Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

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Two first-half goals from Bukayo Saka and Edward Nketiah were all the Gunners needed to claim their first win in their last four encounters.

The north Londoners needed just five minutes to find the back of the net after 18-year-old fired home an unstoppable shot from close range into the home team's net.

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