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Chelsea and United on collision course

Cup Competitions

London - FA Cup holders Chelsea could face Premier League leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford in the quarter-finals if both win fifth-round ties.

United must beat Reading in their last-16 meeting on Monday while Chelsea, who crushed Brentford 4-0 in a fourth-round replay on Sunday, have to get past Championship (second division) Middlesbrough who they meet at the Riverside on February 27.

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Chelsea's Demba Ba (centre) competes for the ball with Brentford's Tony Craig during the English FA Cup fourth-round replay soccer match between Chelsea and Brentford at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on Sunday.

United last reached the FA Cup final in 2007 which they lost 1-0 to Chelsea at Wembley with Didier Drogba scoring the winner late in extra time.

Manchester City, the 2011 winners, were drawn at home to second-tier Barnsley.

Sunday's last-eight draw created another potential all top-flight encounter with Everton hosting Wigan Athletic if David Moyes's side can get past third-tier Oldham Athletic in a replay at Goodison Park. Oldham scored a stoppage-time equaliser to hold Everton to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Blackburn Rovers were rewarded for a shock 1-0 fifth-round win at Arsenal with another trip to the capital, this time to face fellow Championship outfit Millwall, the 2004 finalists. - Reuters

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