Chelsea Battle Barnsley, Leicester face Brighton In FA Cup Fifth Round

Chelsea Battle Barnsley, Leicester face Brighton In FA Cup Fifth Round

By Amaechi Agbo

Chelsea will battle Championship side Barnsley while two English Premiership clubs, Leicester City and Brighton will faceoff in the 5th round of the English Emirates FA Cup.

In the draws made shortly after some Round 4 matches were concluded over the weekend, Manchester City will face another Championship side, Swansea City while there could be another all EPL clash if Tottenham will navigate Wycombe’s hurdle to face Everton

Wolves were the first to qualify for the fifth round after seeing off Chorley 1-0 on Friday night, before eight more booked their tickets on Saturday. 

Defending champions Arsenal were the biggest casualties on the second day, going down 1-0 against Southampton at St. Marys. 

Manchester City too survived a scare to see off Cheltenham 3-1, with Sheffield also booking a place.

Premier League sides Chelsea, Burnley, and Leicester all sailed through on Sunday afternoon before Man United overcame Liverpool in the match of the weekend to also book a place.  

The fourth round action spills over to the new week, with Wycombe hosting Tottenham on Monday night. The winner between the two will face Everton, who saw off Sheffield Wednesday in the last match of the weekend. 

The last match of the fourth round will be played on Tuesday night when Bournemouth hosts Crawley Town, with the winner taking on Burnley. 

Fifth-round lineup 

  • Swansea vs Man City
  • Everton vs Wycombe/Tottenham
  • Barnsley vs Chelsea 
  • Wolves vs Southampton
  • Sheff Utd vs Bristol City
  • Man Utd vs West Ham
  • Burnley vs Bournemouth/Crawley
  • Leicester vs Brighton & Hove 

FA Cup 2020/21 – key dates and draw

  • Fifth round: Wednesday, February 10
  • Quarter-finals: Saturday, March 20
  • Semi-finals: Saturday, April 17
  • Final: Saturday, May 15

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