Blues face Bluebirds, clash on coast

24 January 2010 06:20
Fresh from knocking out Preston in the fourth round, Chelsea will have to overcome another Championship side in the last 16 after being drawn at home to 2008 runners-up Cardiff.[LNB]Perhaps the tastiest tie of the fifth round will be at St Mary's after League One outfit Southampton were paired against fierce foes Pompey.[LNB]Reading's reward for knocking out another Premier League club in the guise of Burnley is a home date against Championship promotion hopefuls West Brom.[LNB]Leeds will come up against a third Premier League side in the competition this season if they win their fourth-round replay at home to Tottenham, with a trip to Bolton awaiting the winners of the replay.[LNB]Stoke will be sizing up another scalp on the back of dumping out Arsenal after Tony Pulis' side were handed a trip to Manchester City.[LNB]Notts County are the only League Two club left in the competition and they will travel to Fulham if they can overcome Wigan in a replay at the DW Stadium.[LNB]Carling Cup finalists Aston Villa may have a local derby on their hands at Wolves, providing Mick McCarthy's men get past Crystal Palace in a Selhurst Park replay.[LNB]After securing a last-gasp win over Doncaster in the fourth round, Derby County have another home date to contend with after Birmingham were given a trip to Pride Park.[LNB]The fifth-round ties will be played on the weekend of February 13/14.[LNB]FA Cup fifth-round draw: Wolves or Crystal Palace v Aston Villa, Manchester City v Stoke, Derby v Birmingham, Bolton v Tottenham or Leeds, Chelsea v Cardiff, Fulham v Notts County or Wigan, Reading v West Brom, Southampton v Portsmouth.[LNB][LNB]

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