It’s clash of the titans this evening as Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea host Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round’s most high-profile match.
Chelsea will be hoping to find some sense of consistency as they continue their up-and-down start to 2019. With big losses to rivals Arsenal, Bournemouth and, most recently, Manchester City in the past couple of weeks, manager Sarri will be hoping the club’s FA cup campaign will be the silver-lining to what has other-wise been an unsuccessful first season in charge.
The Blues’ opponents, Manchester United, will be hoping to bounce back from a bruising 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint Germaine during the Champions League mid-week fixtures. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to set the record straight tonight but will have to do so without a number of key squad-members including attackers Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.
With such high-stakes for either club and a game poised so finely in the balance, expect a pulsating 90 minutes filled with passion, excitement and plenty of drama.
FA Cup: Chelsea vs. Manchester United – Monday 7:00pm on BBC One.