We’re heading towards the business end of the season now. Things in the Premier League are heating up (apart from at the top), but don’t forget about the FA Cup.
It’s time for the fifth round, which will see 16 teams from all across the Football League battle it out for a place in the quarter-final.
Here’s everything you need to know about the FA Cup fifth round.
What Are the Dates for the FA Cup Fifth Round?
The fifth round will get underway on Monday 2 March, and the fixtures will then be spread out over the next three days.
Tuesday and Wednesday will host the bulk of the action, before the fun comes to a close with the final fixture on Thursday 5 March.
It’s the first time a whole round of the competition has ever been played out in midweek.
What Are the Fixtures?
Monday’s game will see League One’s Portsmouth try their hand at giant killing when they take on Arsenal at Fratton Park.
There will be six teams in action on Tuesday, with Chelsea vs Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United and Reading vs Sheffield United set to offer something for everyone.
As for Wednesday, fans can feast their eyes on Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City and Leicester City vs Birmingham City.
Finally, the final game of the round will focus on Wayne Rooney, whose Derby County side will host former employers Manchester United.
Which Matches Will Be on TV?
Luckily for fans, all eight games will be available to watch on TV or stream online, so you won’t need to miss a single second of all the action.
A lot of the fixtures will go down at the same time, but that’s why they invented split screen, baybee!
Where Can I Watch the Matches?
|Date||Fixture||Kick-Off Time (GMT)||TV Channel/Live Stream|
|2/3||Portsmouth vs Arsenal||7:45pm||BT Sport 1/BT Sport Ultimate|
|3/3||Chelsea vs Liverpool||7:45pm||BBC One/BBC iPlayer|
|3/3||West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United||8pm||BBC iPlayer|
|3/3||Reading vs Sheffield United||8pm||Facebook|
|4/3||Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City||7:45pm||BBC One/BBC iPlayer|
|4/3||Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City||7:45pm||BBC iPlayer|
|4/3||Leicester City vs Birmingham City||7:45pm||Facebook|
|5/3||Derby County vs Manchester United||7:45pm||BT Sport 1/BT Sport Ultimate|
When Is the Draw for the Quarter-Final?
Those teams who make it through to the next round will learn their fate on Wednesday 4 March, when the quarter-final draw will be held.
It will follow the showing of Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City, so fans will need to turn to BBC One to ensure they catch it.
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