The FA Cup returns in midweek, with clubs vying to advance to the quarterfinals.
Liverpool and Chelsea are back in action after their separate Carabao Cup triumphs and heartbreaks, while Manchester City and Tottenham will also be looking to advance to the next round.
The draw has kept all of the ‘big’ clubs apart, but there are still some intriguing matches. Manchester City will visit Peterborough United in the Championship, Middlesbrough will host Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea will visit Luton Town.
The full FA Cup Fifth Round draw is as follows:
Luton Town vs Chelsea
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City
Peterborough United vs Manchester City
Liverpool vs Norwich City
Southampton vs West Ham
Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Hotspur
Nottingham Forest vs Huddersfield Town
Everton vs Boreham Wood
In this thread, we shall be covering all the FA Cup 5th round fixtures. Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches.
Middlesbrough 1-0 Tottenham AET:
The Riverside Stadium was rocking as Spurs were shocked in the Emirates FACup
Out of the FA Cup
Tottenham have gone 5,120 days without a trophy.
Antonio Conte’s EmiratesFACup record:
Arsène Wenger and Chris Wilder are the only managers to beat him.
R4: Beat Manchester United on penalties
R5: Beat Spurs 1-0 after extra-time
Boro have pulled off a second upset this season, in front of a raucous Riverside.
The Infant Hercules stands proud again, on the banks of the River Tees.
“Chris Wilder said…”
Crystal Palace 2-1 Stoke FT:
The Eagles are through to the quarter-finals after a scare against the Potters.
Crystal Palace in the EmiratesFACup under Roy Hodgson:
◉ Round three
◉ Round three
◉ Round three
Crystal Palace in the EmiratesFACup under Patrick Vieira:
Vieira matches Hodgson’s feats in one season.
Peterborough 0-2 Man City FT:
The Citizens secure a safe passage into the quarter-finals.
Man City have made it to the quarter-finals of the Emirates FACup in four of the last five seasons.
Can they win it this time around?
After the defeat to Middlesbrough, Spurs’ wait for a trophy will go into its 15th year…
◎ Harry Redknapp
◎ André Villas-Boas
◎ Tim Sherwood
◎ Mauricio Pochettino
◎ José Mourinho
◎ Nuno Espírito Santo
◎ Antonio Conte
Seven permanent managers have tried to end it.
Luton vs Chelsea
Chelsea head into the midweek encounter after losing to Liverpool in the final of the Carabao Cup in a close encounter that was decided on penalties. Having already won two trophies this term, the Blues missed out on a third one narrowly and will want to produce a strong reaction and advance through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, having beaten Chesterfield and Plymouth Argyle in the last two rounds.
Luton Town, meanwhile, are enjoying a good season in the Championship. They sit sixth in the table and are contenders to earn a spot in the playoffs. The Hatters made light work of Harrogate Town and Cambridge United in their last two FA Cup fixtures and go into the clash against Chelsea on the back of three consecutive victories, beating Derby County 1-0 in their most recent outing.
The last time Chelsea and Luton Town faced each other was in the FA Cup last year, with the Blues emerging 3-1 winners.
Luton vs Chelsea team news
Robert Snodgrass could make his debut for the Hatters, who have doubts over Henri Lansbury and Elijah Adebayo with Luke Berry and Jordan Clark eyeing returns from injury. Sonny Bradley (hernia) is unavailable.
Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu could be given a fresh run in the team after sitting out two matches due to fatigue.
Thomas Tuchel has been hit by several new injury problems following the Wembley defeat, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Trevoh Chalobah doubts due to knocks.
Certainly out are Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell for the Blues.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
This will be only their second competitive meeting since 1994.
Luton wins: 14
Chelsea wins: 18
Luton Town and Chelsea are meeting in the FA Cup for the second consecutive season, with Chelsea running out 3-1 victors at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round last season.
Luton Town have won four of their last five home matches against Chelsea (L1) – all in the top-flight – keeping a clean sheet in each of the victories.
- Chelsea have only won one of their last 13 away games versus Luton Town (D5 L7).
Chelsea have only won one of their last 13 away games versus Luton Town (D5 L7).
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku’s first FA Cup goal was back in March 2014 in a 4-1 loss to Arsenal while he was at Everton. Since that game, only Kelechi Iheanacho (15) has scored more goals in the competition than the Belgian international (14).
Middlesbrough knock Tottenham out of the FA Cup
Championship Middlesbrough are through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup after defeating Premier League giants Tottenham in extra time (1-0).
Peterborough United 0-2 Man City: Foden shines as Cityzens advance in FA Cup
Cityzens advance to FA Cup quarter-finals as Mahrez & Grealish net
2021/2022 FA Cup
0 - 2
- Mahrez (59’)
- Grealish (66’)
Luton XI: Steer, Kioso, Burke, Lockyer, Potts, Bell, Berry, Osho, Mendes Gomes, Muskwe, Cornick.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Hudson-Odoi, Sarr, Rudiger, Kenedy, Niguez, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Werner, Lukaku.