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Big guns all avoid each other again in FA Cup Fifth Round Draw

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The Premier League's super heavyweights have all managed to avoid crossing paths with each other in the fifth round of the FA Cup as a very favourable draw for England's elite sets up what could be some exciting showdowns later on in the competition.

In arguably the draw of the round, National League side Sutton United, who beat Leeds on Sunday, have set up an enticing London derby with big guns Arsenal, with the game certain to provide the non-league minnows a significant boost in terms of TV revenue.

FA Cup holders Manchester United meanwhile will also be on the road in the fifth round, but won't have to travel far either as they take on Lancashire neighbours Blackburn Rovers.

In fact, all of the Premier League's elite teams are on the road with Tottenham also making the short journey across London to take on Fulham, while Manchester City are away to Huddersfield Town.

Premier League leaders Chelsea have the toughest of these games in prospect as they travel to Wolverhampton to take on a Wolves side that upset Liverpool at Anfield in the previous round and will definitely be up for the challenge of picking up another big scalp.

The other games see Burnley hosting Lincoln City, Middlesbrough entertaining Oxford and Millwall welcoming the winner of the only replay of the round between Derby County and reigning Premier League Champions Leicester City.

Fifth Round Draw:

Millwall v Derby / Leicester

Huddersfield v Manchester City

Wolves v Chelsea

Middlesbrough v Oxford

Sutton United v Arsenal

Blackburn v Manchester United

Fulham v Tottenham

Burnley v Lincoln City