FA Cup 2013: Round Five preview and fixtures

Scott Heavey

Most of the teams that are playing in the FA Cup over the weekend are playing in the fifth round of the competition. Two of them are not. Way to go on that massive fixture congestion, Chelsea.

One team had an FA Cup replay and European fixtures to play. That would be Chelsea, who face Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup this weekend. Meanwhile, everyone else still in the cup (except for Middlesborough) will be playing the fifth round of the competition this week, while the Premier League takes the week off.

Things get underway early with the only match involving a non-League team, Luton Town. They host Millwall at Kenilworth Road on Saturday morning. Arsenal and Everton are also in action on Saturday, while Chelsea, Manchester City and Wigan all play on Sunday. The only match between two Premier League teams in the fifth round, Manchester United vs. Reading, isn't until Monday.

Arsenal are the only team playing this week who have a massive Champions League match coming up in the mid-week, so expect them to play a mixed team with half first-choice players, half backups. Jack Wilshere, who picked up a mild ankle injury in Arsenal's last game, probably won't dress as he rests up for the Bayern Munich match.

Schedule (all times ET)

Luton Town vs. Millwall - Saturday, 7:45 a.m.
Arsenal vs. Blackburn Rovers - Saturday, 10 a.m.
MK Dons vs. Barnsley - Saturday, 10 a.m.
Oldham vs. Everton - Saturday, 1 p.m.
Chelsea vs. Brentford - Sunday, 7 a.m. (Fourth round)
Manchester City vs. Leeds United - Sunday, 9 a.m.
Huddersfield Town vs. Wigan Athletic - Sunday, 10:55 a.m.
Manchester United vs. Reading - Monday, 3 p.m.

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