Monday FA Cup fifth round preview: Chelsea and Man Utd face off in the standout tie of the round

Chelsea FC v Manchester United - Premier League

The biggest tie of the round and the only all-Premier League pairing has been saved for last, as Chelsea play host to Manchester United on Monday night and both teams will be looking to claim the scalp of the other.

And United come into this clash having finally suffered defeat under the stewardship of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian’s impressive run of results at the Old Trafford helm was bought to an end by French giants PSG on Tuesday night.

That 2-0 defeat means that United’s hopes of progressing further in the Champions League have rapidly diminished and one of their routes to silverware at the end of the season now looks blocked off.

At the same time winning this season’s F.A. Cup is still very much a realistic proposition for the Red Devils and they will be looking to be the second Manchester outfit to get the better of Chelsea in recent weeks.

The Blues were nothing short of abject at the Etihad last weekend, with Maurizio Sarri’s men being hit for six by a rampant Manchester City side. Those kinds of defeats live long in the memory, especially for someone such as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Apologies were given by the Sarri after the game, although the best way to show remorse would be by masterminding a cup win on Monday over a United side who now occupy 4th spot in the Premier League table.

  • Manchester United may have lost in Europe, but back home they have the longest current unbeaten streak in the Premier League – one that stretches to nine matches
  • The two sides have already met at Stamford Bridge this season. October saw honours even in the Premier League after a highly entertaining 2-2 draw.
  • Eden Hazard has scored 12 Premier League goals this season, this equates to 27% of Chelsea’s overall tally for the campaign.
Chelsea FC v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

With both teams gunning for a Champions League place at present, you do wonder just how strong the two lineups will be.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already masterminded a cup win over Arsenal this season and if he can perform a similar feat on Monday, then GiveMeBet have United to win at 47/20.

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