FA Cup fifth round on the BBC: Barnsley v Chelsea one of two games you can watch

FA Cup fifth round on the BBC: Barnsley v Chelsea one of two games you can watch

Dates: 9-11 February Coverage: Barnsley v Chelsea (20:00 kick-off) live on BBC One, Red Button, iPlayer and BBC Sport website on Thursday, 11 February

The final two FA Cup fifth round games take place on Thursday after six teams booked their quarter-final places on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Manchester United needed extra time to beat West Ham 1-0, while Championship side Bournemouth, who are without a manager, surprised Burnley 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 64 years.

Everton beat Tottenham in a 5-4 thriller after extra time. Manchester City brushed off Swansea 3-1, while Leicester beat Brighton and Sheffield United defeated Bristol City – both 1-0.

One of the remaining fifth-round ties – Barnsley v Chelsea – is live to watch on the BBC.

Who’s still in and how can you watch?

How to follow on the BBC

Ralph Hasenhuttl, Nuno Espirito Santo, Valerien Ismael, Thomas Tuchel
Ralph Hasenhuttl, Nuno Espirito Santo, Valerien Ismael and Thomas Tuchel are the four managers involved in Thursday’s games

BBC One’s coverage of Barnsley against Chelsea on Thursday starts at 19:30 – with the quarter-final draw taking place before the game kicks off.

Both of Thursday’s ties between Wolves and Southampton from 17:15 and Barnsley v Chelsea are also on 5 Live.

There will be goal clips and live text updates of both ties on the BBC Sport website.

Thursday, 11 February
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton (17:30) – BT Sport 1 Barnsley v Chelsea (20:00) – BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website

Why are ties being played in midweek?

All eight fifth-round ties are being played across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday instead of a single weekend.

Last season, they were also played in midweekexternal-link to alleviate fixture congestion and facilitate the Premier League’s winter break.

With the 2020-21 season starting later than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic, there is no mid-season break this time but this week’s last-16 ties will also be played to a conclusion with no replays.

It means remaining teams will be able to fulfil weekend league fixtures.

Wolves host Southampton at Molineux on Thursday, with the two teams meeting again three days later in the Premier League at St Mary’s Stadium.

Any ties level after 90 minutes will have an additional 30 minutes extra time and, if necessary, penalties to determine a winner on the night.

Each team can name nine substitutes and five can be used at three separate times during the games.

Where could the other shock be?

Bournemouth won on Tuesday, but Bristol City and Swansea were eliminated the following day – leaving Barnsley as the Championship’s other representatives still in the cup.

Tykes boss Valerien Ismael won the Bundesliga as a player at Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich and the French ex-Crystal Palace defender is looking forward to testing himself against former Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel when Chelsea visit Oakwell.

Thursday’s tie will be the second time this season the teams have met, Kai Havertz’s hat-trick helping Chelsea to a 6-0 win over the Tykes in the Carabao Cup third round in September.

When’s the draw for the quarter-finals?

The sixth round is scheduled to take place across the weekend of 20-21 March.

The draw will take place before Barnsley’s tie with Chelsea on Thursday, which kicks off at 20:00 GMT.

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