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FA Cup sixth round draw: Chelsea drawn away to Everton

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The draw for the sixth round of the FA Cup has taken place this evening and there are some exciting fixtures on the horizon.

Chelsea face a tricky tie away to Everton where they lost 3-1 in the Premier League last September while Arsenal, who must first beat Hull City in an unscheduled replay, will play another home tie if they make it past the Tigers. The winner of that replay will play Watford.

Alan Pardew will face former club Reading, where he started his managerial career at the Madejski Stadium and Manchester United, who face Shrewsbury on Monday night, will welcome West Ham to Old Trafford.

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FA Cup sixth round draw

Reading v Crystal Palace
Everton v Chelsea
Arsenal/Hull City v Watford
Shrewsbury/Manchester United v West Ham

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Fifth Round recap

Chelsea took one step closer to salvaging something from a disastrous campaign as they took Manchester City's present of, for all intents and purposes, a bye through the fifth round.

Manuel Pellegrini, busy managing a hugely congested fixture list, chose to rest many of his key stars and instead gave City's best youngsters a chance.

They went into half-time drawing 1-1, but capitulated in the second half. Goals from Willan, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and Bertrand Traore sealed Guus Hiddink's men a place in the quarter-final.

Chelsea v Manchester City - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

West Ham will join them after an equally dominant win against Blackburn. An inspirational Dimitri Payet scored either side of half-time, including a spectacular free-kick in the first.

Reading are the only non-Premier League club to have sealed their passage into the sixth round after a 3-1 win over West Brom. It is the fifth time in seven years they have made it to the last eight in what represents a golden age for the Royals. They've never won the trophy but could this be their year?

Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

Crystal Palace knocked out Tottenham on Sunday thanks to a Martin Kelly goal while Everton are the last to be confirmed. Arsenal and Hull City will have to play a replay after their 0-0 on Saturday while Manchester United play Shrewsbury on Monday night.

Arsenal v Hull City - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

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