Home tie in FA Cup

Chelsea will play at home against Hull City in the fifth round of this season’s FA Cup.

The Blues were paired with the Championship side when the draw was made on Monday evening. Ruud Gullit, who won the FA Cup as Chelsea manager in 1997, was one of those drawing the balls.

So far we have beaten Norwich City and Newcastle United in the competition this campaign.  

We have been paired with Hull six times previously in the competition and have emerged victorious on each occasion, three of the ties needing a replay. The most recent FA Cup meeting was back in 1999 when the third round games were played in December. Gustavo Poyet scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 win on Humberside. The Blues went on to lift the trophy. 

Gus Poyet was on target in our most recent meeting with the Tigers in the FA Cup, in December 1999

The fifth-round ties will take place across the weekend of 16-17-18-19 February with the exact date and time to follow. 

The full draw is:

Sheffield Wednesday v Notts County or Swansea City

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton

Chelsea v Hull City

Leicester City v Sheffield United

Huddersfield Town or Birmingham City v Manchester United

Millwall or Rochdale v Newport County or Tottenham Hotspur

Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City

Wigan Athletic v Manchester City