FA Cup fifth-round predictions: Lawro v Radio 1Xtra DJs Big Zuu & Trevor Nelson

Holders Chelsea meet Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth spherical, in a mouth-watering tie that’s a repeat of the 2018 remaining.

Who will engage this time? Yow will come genuine thru out by watching live to bid the tale BBC One and the BBC Sport internet role from 19:30 GMT on Monday.

It’s one in every of two fifth-spherical games being broadcast live to bid the tale the BBC, with League One aspect Doncaster Rovers’ home tie with Crystal Palace (Sunday, 16:00 GMT) furthermore to be proven.

BBC Sport’s football knowledgeable Mark Lawrenson has taken a devour a look the least bit eight of this weekend’s games and given his verdict on who will derive it into spherical 5.

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FA Cup predictions with Trevor Nelson & Immense Zuu

BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Immense Zuu& BBC Radio 2’s Trevor Nelson devour made their predictions too.

Chelsea fan Nelson is reluctant to tempt fate and screech they are going to derive thru – nonetheless cannot wait on himself in the dwell.

He told BBC Sport: “United are playing FA Cup football for the time being. They’ve received their crawl aid.

“I assume this sport is going to be formula better than the remaining was remaining year – I in actuality enact assume it will seemingly be an infinite sport of football.

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Highlights: Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty helps Chelsea beat Man Utd to devour interplay FA Cup

“I will creep for a 3-2 consequence. If I screech Chelsea are going to devour interplay, they are going to lose – and if I screech Chelsea are going to lose, we can engage. So I am damned if i enact, and damned if I invent now not – nonetheless I in actuality devour received to aid us to enact it.”

Immense Zuu disagrees over who will prevail at Stamford Bridge, nonetheless he’s furthermore looking ahead to a thriller.

“I will be able to now not lie, this is going to be a stomper,” he talked about. “I enlighten sorry for United because first they’ve drawn Arsenal on this cup traipse and now they’ve received Chelsea.

“This tie is nerve-racking for them nonetheless I enlighten take care of the stress is going to derive diamonds, and they also’re going to beat Chelsea 2-0.”

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FA Cup fifth-spherical predictions
GapConsequenceLawroImmense ZuuTrevor
QPR v Watford30x-x1-20-20-2
Brighton v Derby13x-x2-11-21-1 H/P
Wimbledon v Millwall28x-x1-1 A/P0-10-2
Newport v Man Metropolis82x-x0-20-61-3
Bristol Metropolis v Wolves18x-x0-10-31-2
Doncaster v Crystal Palace37x-x0-10-21-1 A/P
Swansea v Brentford3x-x1-1 A/P2-12-0
Chelsea v Man Utd2x-x2-10-23-2

Gap = what number of league positions separate each team

H/A P = home or away team to devour interplay on pens (there are no replays)


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless talked about.

PL = Premier LeagueC = Championship
L1 = League OneL2 = League Two
NL = Non-leagueH/A = Dwelling/Away (r = replay)


QPR v Watford (19:45 GMT)

Championship (18th)vPremier League (8th)
Who did they beat?
4R: Portsmouth (L1) H/r4R: Newcastle (PL) A
3R: Leeds (C) H3R: Woking (NL) A

There are exclusively seven Premier League teams left in the FA Cup and now not decrease than one extra will exit this spherical because Chelsea play Manchester United.

For Championship teams resembling QPR – and decrease – getting to the quarter-finals is huge on yarn of the amount of prize money and TV money they are going to derive, to boot to the kudos.

I invent now not thought Steve McClaren’s team making it to the remaining eight, despite the truth that.

QPR are on a low traipse in the league, and devour misplaced their past 5 games, nonetheless I furthermore assume Watford will seemingly be in a save to address their physicality, to boot to having extra quality.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-2

Immense Zuu’s prediction: 0-2

Trevor Nelson’s prediction: 0-2


Brighton v Derby County (12:30 GMT)

Premier League (14th)vChampionship (seventh)
Who did they beat?
4R: West Brom (C) A/r4R: Accrington (L1) A
3R: Bournemouth (PL) A3R: Southampton (PL) A/r

Derby devour suitable slipped out of the Championship play-off areas nonetheless I invent now not assume that matters too extra special for the time being.

They are going to not be going to derive computerized promotion now nonetheless they’re tranquil having an genuine season and, as long as they’re in contact with the pinnacle six going into unhurried March, they are going to devour each probability of environment up it.

The Rams devour already overwhelmed one Premier League team on the south flit, beating Southampton on penalties in spherical three.

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Derby’s frantic FA Cup engage over Southampton in 60 seconds

However I suitable assume Brighton will seemingly be lying in wait for them on the weekend, and I assume we can thought their manager Chris Hughton retract a mighty line-up for this tie.

The Seagulls want a obvious consequence to present them a retract after their heart-broken invent in the league, and I assume they are going to derive one.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Immense Zuu’s prediction: 1-2

Trevor Nelson’s prediction: 1-1 (Brighton to devour interplay on penalties)

AFC Wimbledon v Millwall

League One (twenty fourth)vChampionship (20th)
Who did they beat?
4R: West Ham (PL) H4R: Everton (PL) H
3R: Fleetwood (L1) A3R: Hull (C) H
2R: Halifax (NL) A
1R: Haringey Borough (NL) A

Each and every of these teams beat Premier League opposition in the remaining spherical, nonetheless neither of them are in huge invent in the league.

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FA Cup: AFC Wimbledon 4-2 West Ham United highlights

I assume this one will seemingly be very tight, nonetheless I suitable devour a sense Millwall will retract it on penalties.

Having viewed them play in the Championship this season, they’re very refined to play towards and they also could well well not be afraid by the possibility of going to Kingsmeadow.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1 (Millwall to devour interplay on penalties)

Immense Zuu’s prediction: 0-1

Trevor Nelson’s prediction: 0-2

Newport v Man Metropolis (17:30 GMT)

League Two (15th)vPremier League (1st)
Who did they beat?
4R: Middlesbrough (C) H/r4R: Burnley (PL) H
3R: Leicester (PL) H3R: Rotherham (PL) H
2R: Wrexham (NL) H/r
1R: Met Police (NL) A

Manchester Metropolis went out of the FA Cup to a League One team, Wigan, at this stage remaining season and Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola will seemingly be wary of any other shock.

Guardiola can derive quite a bit of adjustments to his team with out seriously weakening it, nonetheless he has received to retract a aspect that could well address Newport’s design.

You might maybe well well presumably assume he’ll know what to wait for – the Welsh aspect will seemingly be making an strive to derive the ball in the box as extra special and as rapidly as seemingly, and the pitch at Rodney Parade is now not huge either.

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FA Cup: Newport County 1-1 Tottenham highlights

Metropolis devour received to address it, and the truth there are no replays from this spherical onwards adds a further edge to this tie, because this would well well be settled on the evening – they cannot retract the tie aid to the Etihad Stadium take care of Tottenham did as soon as they drew in the fourth spherical remaining season and won at Wembley.

I tranquil assume Metropolis will derive the job performed despite the truth that. I cannot thought him taking Newport too calmly.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Immense Zuu’s prediction: It is a bit nerve-racking man. I enlighten sorry for my Welsh brothers. I enlighten take care of Metropolis are going to reach aid thru and be the dominant force. 0-6

Trevor Nelson’s prediction: Metropolis are now high of the desk all as soon as more now and I assume Pep Guardiola needs to devour interplay all the pieces – so I invent now not assume this Metropolis team are going to lunge up. I assume the handiest Newport can enact here is presumably ranking a function nonetheless my prediction is 1-3. The dream is over, I am sorry.


Bristol Metropolis v Wolves (13:00 GMT)

Championship (fifth)vPremier League (seventh)
Who did they beat?
4R: Bolton (C) H4R: Shrewsbury (L1) H/r
3R: Huddersfield (PL) H3R: Liverpool (PL) H

Wolves had the better potentialities towards Newcastle on Monday and potentially must devour won that sport, nonetheless the massive ingredient for them is that they came aid to sever a level.

Their unhurried equaliser was now not exactly an ordinary Nuno Espirito Santo function, nonetheless he could well well not care – his team received themselves a level out of it.

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FA Cup: Wolves 3-2 Shrewsbury highlights

Nuno’s aspect already showed they can also scrap as soon as they received past Shrewsbury in the remaining spherical. Right here is now not going to be a convention shock for them, despite the truth that, because Bristol Metropolis don’t suitable lump it, they’re making an strive and play thru midfield.

Procure-wise, Metropolis are absolutely flying too, with nine successive wins in all competitions, nonetheless I’d tranquil aid Wolves to search out a contrivance of getting thru.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-1

Immense Zuu’s prediction: 0-3

Trevor Nelson’s prediction: 1-2

Doncaster v Crystal Palace (16:00 GMT)

League One (sixth)vPremier League (Thirteenth)
Who did they beat?
4R: Oldham (L2) H4R: Tottenham (PL) H
3R: Preston (C) A3R: Grimsby (L2) H
2R: Charlton (L1) A
1R: Chorley (NL) H/r

Doncaster are in the fifth spherical for the first time in 63 years and they also entirely deserve to be. They battered my lot, Preston, in spherical three for starters.

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FA Cup: Preston North Cease 1-3 Doncaster Rovers highlights

Rovers will luxuriate in their potentialities in this tie too – they’re going successfully in League One, they’re at home and there will seemingly be an infinite ambiance.

There might maybe be quite a bit of prize money up for grabs too, which would derive an mammoth distinction to a club of their size.

Crystal Palace will seemingly be ready for all of the above, despite the truth that. Defensively they’re thoroughly organised and I assume assault-wise they’ve been playing successfully of unhurried too.

Wilfried Zaha can also very successfully be suspended if he loses his enchantment towards the red card he was proven towards Southampton, nonetheless Michy Batshuayi is eligible and I assume Palace will engage in 90 minutes.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-1

Immense Zuu’s prediction: I invent now not thought any huge killing here. 0-2

Trevor Nelson’s prediction: Doncaster’s dream is successfully and basically alive as far as I am concerned. Palace devour received an infinite offensive team, nonetheless all people fancies this to be a bit of a banana skin. 1-1 (Palace to devour interplay on penalties)

Swansea v Brentford (16:00 GMT)

Championship (12th)vChampionship (15th)
Who did they beat?
4R: Gillingham (L1) H4R: Barnet (NL) H/r
3R: Aston Villa (C) A3R: Oxford (L1) H

Right here is the battle of the Championship mid-desk facets, and I assume this would well well be as shut as their league positions would point out.

Brentford’s away invent has been heart-broken nonetheless I invent now not assume that makes extra special distinction here. I am extra in the Bees’ traipse of results usually because they’re a form of Championship facets who’re inclined to creep on long runs the save they’re either very genuine or low.

Within the meantime, they’re quite genuine – they’ve exclusively misplaced one in every of their past 12 games in all competitions – so I am backing Brentford to stop unbeaten, and derive thru on penalties.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1 (Brentford to devour interplay on penalties)

Immense Zuu’s prediction: 2-1

Trevor Nelson’s prediction: 2-0


Chelsea v Man Utd (19:30 GMT)

Premier League (sixth)vPremier League (4th)
Who did they beat?
4R: Sheff Wed (C) H4R: Arsenal (PL) A
3R: Nott’m Woodland (C) H3R: Reading (C) H

Chelsea’s performance was pathetic in their 6-0 defeat by Manchester Metropolis remaining weekend.

Regardless of the future holds for Blues boss Mauricio Sarri, he did now not wait on himself with the formula he veteran N’Golo Kante in that sport.

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Man Metropolis 6-0 Chelsea: Blues made too many mistakes – Maurizio Sarri

Sarri went to the home of the champions, shining how genuine they’re, with a midfielder who’s one in every of the handiest in the area at preserving his defence in his team – nonetheless played him misplaced over all as soon as more.

It’s as if the Chelsea boss thinks that if he doesn’t play Jorginho on the low of his midfield, ‘Sarri-ball’ could well well not work.

Well, I am sorry – the first ingredient you enact if you creep to Metropolis is strive to be particular you don’t derive overwhelmed, and the handiest probability Chelsea had of doing that was by playing Kante in his handiest save.

Right here is de facto an genuine fixture for Chelsea to soar aid, despite the truth that. Regardless of their gamers factor in their manager and his tactics, they would well well not lack any motivation for a house sport towards Manchester United.

One of the most explanations Paris St-Germain won at Feeble Trafford on Tuesday was that they had been very effective at stopping United, and furthermore very genuine at preserving the ball.

They had been suitable too suave for United and had been almost toying with them on the dwell.

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Man Utd now not on PSG’s stage – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

It will seemingly be enthralling to thought how United’s meantime boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to his first defeat, because he has had a wonderful traipse.

On the aid of that consequence reach two huge games – this one and the home league match towards Liverpool next weekend. These games change into huge for him, because they’re so well-known for United’s season.

Yes, I do know of us retain pointing at diversified games and asserting that they’re the factual test for Solskjaer, nonetheless that roughly stress goes with the job.

PSG in the Champions League, Chelsea in the FA Cup and Liverpool in the league are the form of games United managers are judged on, non eternal or now not. If he loses all three, then obviously of us will delivery questioning him.

Now, all people seems asking at him and asking if he and his gamers can neglect the PSG sport and creep to Chelsea and engage, which is by no manner straightforward no matter who’s accountable at Stamford Bridge.

I am basically going to creep with Chelsea to derive thru. That could well well sound strange after what I in actuality devour suitable talked about about them, nonetheless that’s acceptable the formula things are with them for the time being.

Let’s now not neglect Chelsea enact devour some extraordinarily genuine gamers, and I enact assume they can intention off United some issues.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Immense Zuu’s prediction: 0-2

Trevor Nelson’s prediction: 3-2

Lawro was talking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro enact remaining time?

Lawro received eight factual results, along with two supreme scores from remaining weekend’s 10 Premier League games, for a whole of 140 aspects.

He beat actor Jamie Dornan and photo-journalist Paul Conroy, who devour labored collectively on recent movie A Deepest Warfare. They received six factual results, nonetheless with no supreme scores, for a whole of 60 aspects.

Complete scores after week 26
Lawro v Guests
1Man Metropolis272430750
2Man Utd26213266+3
=15West Ham26741525-5
=15Crystal Palace26671325-2


160David Ginola
140The 1975’s Ross MacDonald
120Joe Thomas
90Jim Glennie, Mario Hezonja, Karl Pilkington, Chris Stark
85Lawro (practical after 26 weeks)
80Richard Ashcroft, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg James, Mark Wahlberg
60Jamie Dornan & Paul Conroy, Idris Elba, Dolph Lundgren, Mumford & Sons, Dillian Whyte
50Bring Me The Horizon, Theo Ellis, Drew McIntyre, Mohamed Sanu, Dolph Ziggler
40Tom Grennan, Josh Warrington
30Ryan Fitzpatrick, Oti Mabuse

Lawro’s handiest ranking: 260 aspects (week seven v Karl Pilkington)

Lawro’s worst ranking: 20 aspects (week 24 v Grime superstar Yizzy & week 25 v Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarter-aid Ryan Fitzpatrick and Atlanta Falcons huge receiver Mohamed Sanu)

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