MIDDLESBROUGH have been handed a daunting passage to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Boro will entertain Chelsea in their rearranged fifth round tie after the reigning European champions cruised to a 4-0 win over Brentford in today's fourth-round replay.

The fifth-round game will take place at the Riverside on the evening of Wednesday, January 27.

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And if Boro are to pull off a surprise against Chelsea, they could face an even tougher task in the quarter-finals after this evening's draw handed them the possibility of a trip to Old Trafford.

The winners of Boro's game against Chelsea will play an away game at either Manchester United or Reading on the weekend of March 9-10.

Manchester United and Reading play their fifth-round game at Old Trafford tomorrow night.

FA CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW:

Oldham or Everton vs Wigan

Man City vs Barnsley

Man United or Reading vs MIDDLESBROUGH or Chelsea

Millwall vs Blackburn

(Games to take place on the weekend of March 9-10)