FA Cup Preview: Away trips for all the big teams

With only 16 teams left, will there be any cup magic this weekend?

BY Simon Maguire 12:06 Friday 17 February 2017, 12:06 17 Feb 2017

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The fifth round of the FA Cup takes place this weekend with all the top teams travelling to lower league opposition.

Premier League champions Leicester City travel to Millwall while Man City head to Huddersfield Town.

The trip to The Den will come as a welcome distraction to Leicester who are struggling in the league and are now in the midst of a relegation battle after losing their last five league games in a row. 

Wolves welcome Chelsea to Molineux while Tottenham make the short trip to Craven Cottage.

Man United renew an old rivalry with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park while Sutton United hope to begin a new one with Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho is still competing to imitate Liverpool's cup treble of 2001 as United are in the final of the League Cup and look like progressing into the next round of the Europa league.

Arsene Wenger could do with a much needed win to boost confidence around the Emirates after Arsenal's humiliating 5-1 thrashing in Munich during the week.

Wenger has won the competition six times but has come under increasing pressure from the Arsenal faithful in recent months for his failure to challenge for the Premier League title.

However he confirmed earlier on Friday that he will be a manager next season but didn't say where.

Elsewhere Burnley play Lincoln City at Turf Moor and Middlesbrough welcome Oxford United to the Riverside.


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