The Big Sunday: Chelsea vs. Manchester City

The fifth-round ties in the England’s most famous cup competition FA Cup will take place at the west London on Sunday noon as Chelsea host Manchester City.

The two teams have been present in two of the last four FA Cup finals, but while the Blues beat Liverpool in 2012, Man City surprisingly lost 1-0 to Wigan Athletic one season later.

Due to Chelsea’s current form in the Premier League this season and their 2-1 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 clash in the Champions League, the FA Cup seems hard to win the competition for the Blues this season.

The Blues are seven-time winners of England’s most prestigious competition, the last of which came four years ago in 2012.

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Manchester City will also look for the back of successive league defeats, both of which were at home.

Unlike Chelsea, City have had to face two English teams to make to the fifth round of the FA Cup, won the competition on five occasions, the last of which came in 2011 beating Stoke City in the final.

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Chelsea possible starting lineup:

Begovic; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Traore, Willian, Hazard; Costa

Man City possible starting lineup:

Caballero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Demichelis, Clichy; Fernando, A Garcia; Sterling, M Garcia, Celina; Iheanacho

Both team have met on 70 occasions at Stamford Bridge in all competitions and the home side have a strong record, winning 35 and only suffering 13 defeats.

Chelsea will certainly be hopeful of another FA Cup title this season and they are favourites to progress into the final eight at their home ground.

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