Chelsea, who take on Man City in midweek in the Conti Cup semi-final at Kingsmeadow, have been drawn at home to Arsenal in the 5th Round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.
The two London sides were plucked from the rumbling balls by ex-Lionesses Rachel Brown-Finnis and Sue Smith on BBC News on Monday evening.
The tie will be staged on Sunday February 17, repeating the FA Cup finals of 2016 and 2018.
It is sure to be the glamour tie of the round, although with the weather playing havoc with last weekend’s fixtures there are still a shoal of games waiting to be decided this Sunday.
The Gunners have won the trophy 14 times, but the Blues are the reigning champions. There’s a definite air of ‘Oh no, not you again’ about the draw, with Arsenal having thrashed Chelsea 5-0 in the league at Kingsmeadow, and Chelsea winning 2-1 away to Arsenal.
Manchester United have been paired at home with London Bees while Manchester City will head in the opposite direction to face Tottenham.
1 Liverpool or MK Dons v Millwall Lionesses or Lewes
2 Bristol City v Durham or Cardiff City
3 Reading or Keynsham Town v Yeovil Town or Birmingham City
4 Chelsea v Arsenal
5 Manchester United v London Bees
6 West Ham United v Charlton Athletic or Huddersfield Town
7 Stoke City or Aston Villa v Loughborough Foxes or Sheffield United
8 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City