The draw for the 5th round of the FA Cup was made this evening and it has presented a good opportunity for Leicester City, who were drawn against League One Millwall. In a year when 12 Premier League teams have already been knocked out, the Foxes have a better than chance than ever of winning, and would be strong favourites in this game, even away from home.
BREAKING: #lcfc will face Millwall away in the FA Cup Fifth Round, should the Foxes beat Derby County on Wednesday 8 February. More follows… pic.twitter.com/5O5PusVCds— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 30, 2017
Of course, an away tie against a team from a lower league sounded exciting in the last round too. Instead, we barely limped to a frustrating draw and will now have to play a replay, which will be held at the King Power Stadium on February 8th. Should they make it through that, they really should be looking at a quarter final place.
Unfortunately, in an incredibly unlikely turn of events, all eight Premier League teams left avoided each other, so there may be 7 top tier opponents awaiting us there. But after an incredible 4th round that saw many lower league teams, including non-league Lincoln City and Sutton Utd progress, we can always hope for more upsets.
The draw was a mixed bag for the two National League sides: away at Burnley would have been far from a dream draw for Lincoln, but Sutton probably got their perfect tie at home against Arsenal.
Here it is in full – the #EmiratesFACup fifth-round draw! pic.twitter.com/NQvxjD3PaQ— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 30, 2017