After a lacklustre 1-0 win over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have drawn Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium in the 5th round of the FA Cup. Man City have not lost a single home game in all competitions this season, so this is a daunting tie for Mourinho and his team.
The current four top teams of the English Premier League; namely Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool, were all in the hat for the 5th round draw, along with 12 other teams. Remarkably, Chelsea drew Man City and Liverpool drew Arsenal. The fixtures in full are
It is great to see the two Welsh teams who play in the EPL still in the competition. Cardiff have drawn last year’s winners Wigan at home, whilst Swansea have a tough away fixture against Everton, coached by Swansea’s ex-coach Martinez.
Cardiff are currently bottom of the EPL, and it’s always difficult to know whether a successful run in the FA Cup benefits a team when they are struggling in the League. Last year’s winners Wigan ended up being demoted from the EPL, and Cardiff would certainly want to avoid that.