Holders Chelsea drawn against Arsenal in repeat of 2018 final

Holders Chelsea drawn against Arsenal in repeat of 2018 final

Women’s FA Cup holders Chelsea will face 14-time winners Arsenal in the fifth round of this season’s competition.

Emma Hayes’ side beat Arsenal 3-1 at Wembley last season to win the league and FA Cup double, and were handed a rematch of the 2018 final in Monday night’s draw.

The fifth round ties are scheduled for Sunday, 17 February – but eight of the 16 fourth-round games are still to be played after adverse weather resulted in a flurry of postponed fixtures on Sunday.

The lowest-ranked remaining side, fourth division Keynsham Town, will host either Yeovil Town or Birmingham City should they progress from their rescheduled fourth-round tie against Reading.

Women’s Super League leaders Manchester City will face Championship outfit Tottenham Hotspur, while Manchester United, who beat Hope Powell’s Brighton in their first FA Cup tie since their reformation last summer, will visit London Bees.

Fifth-round draw in full:

Liverpool or MK Dons v Millwall Lionesses or Lewes

Bristol City v Durham Women or Cardiff City

Reading or Keynsham Town v Yeovil Town or Birmingham City

Chelsea v Arsenal

Manchester United v London Bees

West Ham United v Charlton Athletic or Huddersfield Town

Stoke City or Aston Villa v Loughborough Foxes or Sheffield United

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