Chelsea will play fellow Premier League side Liverpool in the fifth round of this season’s FA Cup following the Reds’ 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday evening.
The fourth-round replay between the two sides received plenty of attention before the game due to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s decision not field any first team squad players or be present at the game himself. Following the 2-2 draw in the initial fourth-round match at Shrewsbury, this week’s replay at Anfield took place during the Premier League’s winter break.League One Shrewsbury did have the ball in the net first during the second half of tonight’s re-match. Shaun Whalley headed in but VAR ruled one of his team-mates was offside in the build-up. The decider was an own-goal scored by Shrewsbury defender Ro-Shaun Williams with 75 minutes played.Our round five tie with Liverpool takes place in the middle of the week commencing Monday 2 March, with the exact date and ticket details to be announced in due course.The moving of this round to the middle of a week this season is to help make room for the new winter break.Frank Lampard’s side reached this stage by beating Hull City with goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori securing a 2-1 win at the KCOM Stadium.