The fifth round of the FA Cup this weekend, the last sixteen sides playing to reach the Quarter-Finals

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Chelsea v Manchester City

The stand out tie of the round takes place on Sunday at 4pm. The FA Cup weekend is sandwiched between Champions League midweek ties. Chelsea played PSG this week and next Wednesday Cty have to travel to Dynamo Kiev to play the first leg of their last sixteen tie. Pellegrini has described moving this game to the late Snday slot as “unfortunate” and this suggests wholesale team changes with the Champions League taking priority

Meanwhile Hiddink, his Chelsea side out of contention in the league, has described the week of the PSG and City games as “crucial to save our season”. With no midweek game next week, presumably a first choice team out for a side before the PSG match unbeaten in 11 games since his arrival.

With City stuttering and minds elsewhere, the 21/20 on a Chelsea win here at Betfair Sportsbook looks very reasonable.

Bournemouth v Everton

Aother all-premier league tie sees inconsistent Everton travel to the South Coast to face a Bournemouth side with whom they drew 3-3 with late goals on each side a month or so ago.In a game that could again feature plenty of goals Everton as the away side are 6/5 favourites to win this game. That price looks very short against a Bournemouth side with a lot of attacking potential.

Bournemouth are 23/10 for the game with Bet365, an interesting price for the home team

Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United

After beating Liverpool on penalties in the fourth round West Ham travel to the North West to face a Rovers side struggling at the wrong end of the championship and who recently sold their major source of goals, Jordan Rhodes, to Middlesbrough. Blackburn haven’t won in 8 games and face a tough task against a West Ham side in the top half of the Premier League who are likely to put out close to a first choice side.

West Ham are 6-5 to win this game with Betfair Sportsbook

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