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.


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)