One more time! Arsenal v Chelsea in the FA Cup

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FA Cup holders Arsenal will face London rivals Chelsea next month in the stand-out tie of the fifth round - the fourth time the teams have met in the competition in the past five years.

FA Cup holders Arsenal will face London rivals Chelsea next month in the stand-out tie of the fifth round - the fourth time the teams have met in the competition in the past five years.

Arsene Wenger's side, chasing a third consecutive cup triumph, have home advantage against Claudio Ranieri's expensively assembled team, who scraped past Conference side Scarborough on Saturday.

The other eye-catching tie is a potential Manchester derby with Sir Alex Ferguson's United drawn at home against Kevin Keegan's City side or Tottenham.

However, Tottenham will be favourites to make the trip to Old Trafford after holding City to a 1-1 draw at the City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday.

Members of Swansea's squad could not hide their disappointment after being drawn to face Tranmere in the last 16.

The Third Division side produced the result of the fourth round in disposing of First Division Preston and were hoping for a more glamorous tie than a trip to Prenton Park.

Liverpool's reward for putting out Newcastle is a home tie with fellow Barclaycard Premiership side Portsmouth, while West Ham's victory over Wolves has earnt them a trip to more Premiership opposition in either Everton or Fulham, who drew 1-1 at Goodison Park at the weekend.

The final remaining top flight team, Birmingham, face a trip to take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, while Sheffield United will take on the winners of the replay between Coventry and Colchester.

Conference side Telford were disappointed to draw Millwall in the fourth round and will hardly have been delighted to draw Burnley out of the velvet bag this time.

First, however, they must get past the Londoners after their fourth round tie was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday.

The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup:

Man Utd v Man City or Tottenham
Tranmere v Swansea
Telford or Millwall v Burnley
Sunderland v Birmingham
Sheff Utd v Coventry or Colchester
Arsenal v Chelsea
Liverpool v Portsmouth
Everton or Fulham v West Ham

Ties to be played on 14 or 15 February.

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