Mikel Obi will have the job of trying to stop in-form Kelechi Iheanacho when Chelsea hosts Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup after they were paired together this evening.
Iheanacho inspired the Citizens past Aston Villa by 4-0 in the fourth round where he helped himself to his first hat-trick in England. The 19-year-old who broke into the main squad this season will hope to get the nod to start against Mikel who is a main stay in Chelsea’s midfield under Guus Hiddink.
Holders Arsenal have been handed a tie against Championship side Hull City who has Sone Luko and Chuba Akpom on their books but the later is ineligible for the clash as he is on loan from the North Londoners.
In other pairings, Manchester United was handed Shrewsbury Town, Tottenham Hotspurs hosts Crystal Palace while Blackburn awaits the winner between Liverpool and West Ham.
FA Cup Fifth-round draw in full:
Chelsea v Manchester City
Reading v West Brom or Peterborough United
Watford v Leeds United
Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United
Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool or West Ham
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull City
AFC Bournemouth v Everton
The fifth-round fixtures are due to be held over the weekend of February 20 and 21.