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Replay-bound Liverpool 'on collision course' with Chelsea in FA Cup

Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
27th January, 2020
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Liverpool are on a collision course with Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round, while holders Manchester City will travel to Sheffield Wednesday following Monday’s draw.

There is also the potential of a reunion for Wayne Rooney
with Manchester United as the former England striker’s new club Derby County will host the Red Devils if they get through their fourth-round replay against Northampton Town.

Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool, who have been fielding a second-string side in the competition, will first have to negotiate a replay with Shrewsbury Town at Anfield with the winners visiting Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

There will definitely be an all-Premier League tie as either
Southampton or Tottenham Hotspur host Norwich City, while
Leicester City will meet Coventry City or Birmingham City in
another Midlands derby.

Defending champions City travel to Championship outfit
Sheffield Wednesday, and Sheffield United will also face second-tier opposition in the form of Reading or Cardiff City.

The ties will be played in the week commencing March 3.

FA Cup fifth round draw
Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City, Reading/Cardiff City v Sheffield United, Chelsea v Shrewsbury Town/Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United/Oxford United, Leicester City v Coventry City/Birmingham City, Northampton Town/Derby County v Manchester United, Southampton/Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City, Portsmouth v Bournemouth/Arsenal.

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