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FA Cup Fifth Round Friday Preview

The Fifth round of the FA Cup begins on Friday evening with two games taking place, with two Premier League clubs looking to use their home advantage.

Seven-time winners Chelsea, one of the favourites again for this year’s competition, play host to Championship side Hull City at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester City are also at home to Championship opposition with Sheffield United making the trip to the King Power.

See below for a preview on each game, including predictions from our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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Leicester City 19:45 Sheffield United
King Power Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Riyad Mahrez is back in the fold and is ready to start his first game since his failed deadlin day move to Man City. Leicester should also welcome captain Wes Morgan back. Highly-rated David Brooks is set to return for United.
KEY FACT: 
Sheff Utd have progressed from three of their past five FA Cup ties against Premier League opposition
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 1/2 Draw 7/2 Sheff Utd 13/2
bet365 Pick: Leicester win & Both Teams to Score @12/5
GRAEME SAYS: Leicester will have too much for Sheff U – easy home win…3-1

Chelsea 20:00 Hull City
Stamford Bridge

TEAM NEWS: David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley are all ruled out for Chelsea, whilst Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso are doubts. 
KEY FACT: 
In all competitions, the Blues have never lost at home against Hull City
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 2/11 Draw 7/1 Hull 18/1
bet365 Pick: Chelsea to win to nil @8/11
GRAEME SAYS: Wouldn’t shock me to see Hull force a replay but I will say Chelsea just…2-1

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