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Sunday 24 March 2019

Chelsea and Manchester United name strong teams for mouth-watering FA Cup showdown

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford during the warm up
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford during the warm up

Maurizio Sarri selected his first-choice line-up for Chelsea's FA Cup fifth-round tie with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Gonzalo Higuain, Eden Hazard, Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso were among those to return to the starting line-up for the holders.

United, last year's beaten finalists, had former Chelsea players Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata in their starting line-up, with Alexis Sanchez on the substitutes' bench.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Higuain

Manchester United: Romero, Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Rashford, Lukaku

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