Chelsea away in the FA Cup Fifth Round
- 31 January 2016 18:41
- Posted by @MPHenson
City have been drawn away to Chelsea in the Fifth Round of the Emirates FA Cup.
The two sides will meet at Stamford Bridge over the weekend of 19-22 February, with a date and kick off time to be confirmed in the next few days.
City have played Chelsea five times in the FA Cup since the inception of one of the world’s most famous cup competitions, with just one of those games being played at Chelsea’s home ground.
The above game occurred during the 1970/71 season when the Blues visited Stamford Bridge in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. Colin Bell (2) and Ian Bowyer were on target in front of a crowd of 50,176 to seal a place in the Fifth Round.
Chelsea’s only victory in the five meetings in the FA Cup came back in the first meeting between the two sides in the Third Round in the 1914/15 season.
The most recent meeting in England’s top cup competition was in the 2013/14 season, ironically in the Fifth Round, as City progressed with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri.
City’s other two meetings with Chelsea in the FA Cup were in the 1947/48 season and then in the 2012/13 campaign.
Billy Linacre and George Smith were on the score sheet in the 2-0 win on 24 January 1948, while Nasri and Sergio Aguero grabbed the goals that sealed City’s place in the 2012/13 FA Cup Final on 14 April 2013.
The Fifth Round ties will be played over the weekend of 19-22 February.
The full draw for the Fifth Round:
Chelsea v City
Reading v West Brom/Peterborough
Watford v Leeds
Shrewsbury v Manchester United
Blackburn v Liverpool/West Ham
Spurs v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull
Bournemouth v Everton