Chelsea? Spurs? United? City? Who will win the FA Cup?

As the FA Cup fifth round kicks off on Friday night, RealSport look at the favourites going forwards.

by Jon Mackenzie

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With the original 737 teams whittled down to a mere 16, we now have a much better idea of who will be on the field when the FA Cup final rolls around in May.

As things stand, there are still ten Premier League sides in the competition although, with West Brom taking on Southampton and Huddersfield hosting Manchester United, that number could be whittled down by the time the quarterfinals are reached.

Historically, it seems likely that one of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham will win the cup: in all but four of the last 30 iterations of the competition, the winner has come from the top six teams in the Premier League.

However, of these four, it is not entirely certain who will come out on top. Here is our listing of the favourites for this year’s FA Cup:


Jon Mackenzie