Home tie next in Women's FA Cup
news Mon 5 Feb 2018
Chelsea Ladies were drawn at home against Doncaster Rovers Belles in the fifth round of the Women's FA Cup when the draw was made on Monday morning.
The match will be played on Sunday 18 February. Doncaster are currently top of the second division of the Women's Super League.
The two clubs met at our home ground at this stage of the competition last year, with Emma Hayes' side running out 7-0 winners.
The full draw is:
Arsenal Women v Millwall Lionesses
Cardiff City Ladies v Charlton Athletic Women
Lewes Women v Everton Ladies
Sunderland Ladies v Aston Villa Ladies
Chichester City Ladies v Liverpool Ladies
Birmingham City Ladies v Manchester City Women
Chelsea Ladies v Doncaster Rovers Belles
Durham Women v Plymouth Argyle Ladies or Leicester City Women
Chelsea Ladies reached the fifth round by beating London Bees away 10-0 yesterday.
Assistant manager Paul Green praised the mentality of his players in that game.
Having been on the receiving end of an upset on our last visit to the Hive in the Continental Tyres Cup in 2016, there was no danger of a repeat on this occasion.
Having taken a three-goal lead after half an hour, the Blues were relentless in front of goal after the break, adding a further seven goals to hit double figures, with Erin Cuthbert scoring a hat-trick along with braces for Fran Kirby and Katie Chapman.
'I thought it was an outstanding, professional performance,' was the verdict of our assistant manager. 'We couldn't have asked any more of the team. There were a lot of good individual performances and the team performance was excellent.
'We certainly didn't want a repeat of what happened the last time we played here and I thought we thoroughly deserved to score the 10 goals. We looked dangerous every time we went forward.
'They are a special group of players and they drive each other on. Whether it's 5-0, 6-0, they just want more.
'We've got a lot of players who are capable of scoring goals and they were relentless. That comes from the group and the standard they set every day in training. You could see that deep into the match, they still wanted to score more, and we got a few late goals.'