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Blues drawn away in FA Cup

Chelsea will face Leicester City in the quarter-finals of this season's FA Cup, with the tie to be played at the King Power Stadium.

Frank Lampard's side have made it this far in the competition thanks to wins over Nottingham Forest and Liverpool at home, and sandwiched between those, Hull City away. 

Leicester beat Birmingham City 1-0 at  home on Wednesday evening to reach the quarter-finals, having overcome Brentford away and Wigan at home in the previous rounds. Both Premier League games between Chelsea and Leicester this season ended in draws. 

The Round Six ties take place during the weekend of the 20 to 22 March, with exact dates yet to be announced and ticket details for our fixture to be confirmed in due course.

We have a good record against the Foxes in the FA Cup, having progressed on each occasion we have been drawn against each other. Most recently we won at the same stage of the competition two seasons ago on the way to lifting the trophy with Alvaro Morata and Pedro on target at the King Power in a 2-1 win. 

We also played in the quarter-finals in 2012, yet again an FA Cup-winning season. The Blues won 5-2 at home with Fernando Torres scoring twice. 

It was a fourth round win in 2000, thanks to goals at Stamford Bridge from Gustavo Poyet and George Weah, and sure enough, we won the FA Cup that year too, as we did in 1997. And yes, Leicester were part of that run as well! It was in the fifth round which needed a replay and a Frank Leboeuf penalty to decide it. 

Our first FA Cup meeting was in the season after the Second World War when ties were played over two legs. In the third round, Tommy Lawton was among the scorers when we won 3-1 on aggregate across the two games. 

This season's full FA Cup quarter-final draw is:

Sheffield United vs Arsenal
Newcastle United vs Manchester City
Norwich City vs Derby County or Manchester United
Leicester City vs Chelsea

 

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