Manchester United travel to FA Cup holders Chelsea in fifth round 1 year ago

Manchester United travel to FA Cup holders Chelsea in fifth round

The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup has guaranteed that at least one big name will be eliminated before the quarter-final stage.

Manchester United have been drawn against holders Chelsea in the next round and will have to travel to Stamford Bridge next month.

It's the biggest game of the fifth round on paper, with several teams from outside the Premier League still in the competition.

With Chelsea hosting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, Brighton are the only other Premier League team who will enjoy a home advantage in the next round, the ties of which will be played out on the weekend of February 15-18.

Five-time FA Cup winners and current Premier League champions Manchester City will travel to either Middlesbrough or Newport as Pep Guardiola aims to keep hopes of a quadruple alive.

Crystal Palace will take on Doncaster Rovers at Keepmoat Stadium, Watford will travel to either Portsmouth or Queens Park Rangers and Wolves will need to get past Shrewsbury in their fourth round replay if they are to make it to Bristol City next.

Elsewhere, AFC Wimbledon will host Millwall and Swansea City will host the winners of Monday night's game between Barnet and Brentford in what promises to be a cracking round of fixtures.

Results of fifth round draw in full

Bristol City vs. Shrewsbury/Wolves

AFC Wimbledon vs. Millwall

Doncaster Rovers vs. Crystal Palace

Middlesbrough/Newport vs. Manchester City

Chelsea vs. Manchester United

Swansea City vs. Barnet/Brentford

Portsmouth/QPR vs. Watford

Brighton/West Brom vs. Derby