FA Cup fifth round draw

Chelsea v Blackpool / Norwich
Watford v Ipswich
Preston v Man City
Plymouth v Derby County
Man Utd v Reading
Arsenal / Bolton v Blackburn
Bristol City /Middlesbrough v West Bromwich Albion
Fulham v Tottenham

There are two teams mentioned against a single, because a replay has to be played to decide the winner among the two.

Looking at the draw, Chelsea should progress safely. So should Watford and Manchester City on basis of reputation. I’d back Derby to beat Plymouth and I think Bolton can dump both Arsenal and Blackburn out of this. The Bolton Arsenal game is at the Reebok and Arsenal do not like playing there. Recent statistics certainly say so.

Tottenham might just edge out Fulham and Boro should beat Bristol and WBA. That leaves you with United Reading, and I think Steve Coppell’s men can beat United. They will need to play out of their skins, but I think they can do it.


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