Maurizio Sarri's Blues have been going through a rocky patch of late, with their Premier League campaign suffering, but they come into the fifth-round tie buoyed by a win over Malmo in the last 32 of the Europa League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, meanwhile,
The teams could not be separated when they met at the same venue earlier this season, with Ross Barkley's injury-time equaliser rescuing a point for Chelsea.
|Game||Chelsea vs Manchester United|
|Date||Monday, February 18|
|Time||7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game will not be broadcast on television but will be available to live stream through ESPN+.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on TV on BBC One and it can be streamed live online using the BBC iPlayer service.
|UK TV channel||Online |
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Kepa, Caballero, Bulka|
|Defenders||Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Ampadu|
|Midfielders||Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, McEachran, Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Hudson-Odoi|
Chelsea starting XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Higuain, Hazard
Subs : Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Giroud
|Position||Manchester United squad|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Grant, Romero|
|Defenders||Lindelof, Jones, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw, Dalot, Young|
|Midfielders||Matic, Mata, Pogba, A. Pereira, Herrera, Fred, Gomes, Garner, Greenwood|
|Forwards||Sanchez, Lukaku, Rashford, Chong|
Man Utd starting XI: Romero; Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Mata, Lukaku, Rashford
Subs : De Gea, Bailly, Dalot, Fred, McTominay, Andreas, Alexis
Betting & Match Odds
Hosts Chelsea are favourites to progress in the competition, with bet365 giving odds of 21/20 on a Blues victory.
Manchester United's chances of winning are rated at 11/4 and a draw, which would see the game go to extra time and
Solskjaer admitted that Manchester United
The Norwegian has overseen a dramatic change in fortunes for the Old Trafford club since taking over from Jose Mourinho, with players such as Martial and Paul Pogba thriving under his leadership. Having previously masterminded victories over Tottenham and Arsenal, the defeat to PSG is a major test for the resurgent team as they head into a difficult run of fixtures.
The upcoming game against Chelsea is followed by, among others, encounters with Liverpool, PSG again, Arsenal and Manchester City, so the sooner they consign their loss to the Parisians to the past, the better.
Questions have now arisen over the former Napoli coach's suitability to deliver success, but he can strike back at that perception by mounting a serious defence of the FA Cup.
Should they pass this considerable hurdle, Chelsea will be just two games away from another shot at silverware at Wembley, something which could well buy Sarri more time.