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FA Cup: Liverpool To Face Chelsea In Fifth Round

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 24, 2015 Chelsea supporters wave flags earlier than the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015. Ben STANSALL / AFP

 

Premier League leaders Liverpool will face Chelsea within the FA Cup fifth spherical if Jurgen Klopp’s understudies win their replay in opposition to Shrewsbury.

Third-tier Shrewsbury fought again to attract 2-2 with Liverpool on Sunday, incomes a replay at Anfield that falls throughout the Premier League winter break.

Reds boss Klopp insists he won’t use his senior stars for that match as a result of he doesn’t wish to deny them a much-needed relaxation.

To earn a visit to Stamford Bridge, Liverpool could play the children who had been crushed by Aston Villa within the League Cup quarter-finals whereas the Reds had been on the Club World Cup.

FA Cup holders Manchester City have been given a visit to second-tier Sheffield Wednesday.

Manchester United will go to the winners of the replay between Northampton and Derby, who characteristic former United star Wayne Rooney of their squad.

Oxford’s reward for a replay victory over top-flight Newcastle could be a visit to Championship leaders West Brom.

League One aspect Portsmouth will face Premier League opposition at Fratton Park after being drawn in opposition to Bournemouth or Arsenal.

Southampton or Tottenham will play host to struggling Norwich, whereas both Coventry or Birmingham face a brief journey to Leicester.

Championship sides Reading and Cardiff will battle it out in a replay for the possibility to host Sheffield United.

FA Cup fifth-round draw:

Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City

Reading/Cardiff v Sheffield United

Chelsea v Shrewsbury/Liverpool

West Brom v Newcastle/Oxford

Leicester v Coventry/Birmingham

Northampton/Derby v Man Utd

Southampton/Tottenham v Norwich

Portsmouth v Bournemouth/Arsenal

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