Manchester United have been drawn against Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Reds received something of a bitter reward for their memorable victory over Arsenal, getting handed a second successive away trip to a top six Premier League club. United’s record at Stamford Bridge is hardly impressive, and neither is their record against the Blues in cup competition. That said, Chelsea have somewhat fallen back down to earth after a hot start to the season, while United are currently riding high on the back of eight successive wins under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Current form aside, this draw only adds to an absolutely brutal fixture list for United in the second half of February and first half of March. The tie will be played across the weekend of February 15th-18th, which is sandwiched right between a Champions League first leg at home against Paris Saint-Germain and a trip to Liverpool to meet title-favorites (UGH) Liverpool in the Premier League. Crikey.