Blues get Bridge date for FA Cup

BY foxsports • February 15, 2010

FA Cup holders Chelsea have been handed a home quarterfinal against either Manchester City or Stoke.

Carlo Ancelotti's side, who beat Cardiff 4-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, will be favourites to win the tie, with Stoke and Manchester City facing a replay at the Britannia Stadium next week.

Crystal Palace, who came close to causing an FA Cup shock at home to Aston Villa on Sunday, will face either Reading or West Brom in the last eight if they come through a replay at Villa Park.

Portsmouth, who have been given additional time to get their finances in order following a High Court hearing this week, have been drawn against fellow Premier League side Birmingham at Fratton Park.

Pompey beat rivals Southampton in the fifth round on Saturday, while Birmingham are in the quarter-finals after overcoming Championship side Derby.

Fulham, who beat Notts County 4-1 on Sunday, have been drawn at home in the last eight against either Bolton or Tottenham, who drew 1-1 at the Reebok Stadium.

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