FA Cup 5th Round Draw: Chelsea Get Birmingham At Home

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Didier Drogba of Chelsea is closed down by Stephen Carr (L) and Sebastian Larsson of Birmingham City during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Birmingham City at Stamford Bridge on April 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea have drawn against Birmingham City in the 5th round of the FA Cup, giving the Blues a relatively straightforward home match against a Championship side to get to the quarterfinals of a tournament that we could well be the favourites for at this point. Unlike the last round, there is at most one all-Premier League draw (depending on the eventual outcome of Sunderland vs. Middlesbrough), so it's going to be relatively quiet.

That's ok, though. Better to get a relatively straightforward tie against the likes of Birmingham than to have to travel to Anfield or something. The quarterfinals should be fairly juicy - you'd expect Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur as well as the Blues to each be involved at that stage, but we probably shouldn't be counting our velociraptors before they're hatched.

Full draw after the jump...

Millwall or Southampton vs. Bolton Wanderers
Sunderland or Middlesbrough vs. Arsenal or Aston Villa
Norwich City vs. Leicester City
Stevenage vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Crawley Town vs. Stoke City
Chelsea vs. Birmingham City
Everton vs. Blackpool or Sheffield Wednesday
Liverpool vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Nothing to see here, move along.

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