The FA Cup quarter-finals is set to serve a mouth-watering fixture between two English giants and possible stories of giant killing by lower league clubs.
Holders Man United and Chelsea have not been treated favorably as the two clubs have been drawn to play each other.
Chelsea beat Wolverhampton 2-0 at the Molineux Stadium thanks to goals by Pedro and Diego Costa while Manchester United fought back to win 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers.
United, who are on a 16-match unbeaten streak, will feel more hard done by due to their schedule in March and the outcome of their last visit to Stamford Bridge.
Speaking after the draw on Sunday, Mourinho, when asked about his next visit to Chelsea said:
“I have no reaction because I have to play Saint-Etienne, the EFL Cup final and hopefully another opponent in the Europa League.”
“I have to fight for a top-four position in the Premier League so I have so many things to think about. Probably Chelsea can only think about the FA Cup because I think they are champions and they have nothing else to play for, so the FA Cup is something important for them. The match is in one month’s time and I don’t want to speak about it now.”
Non-League side Lincoln City will be facing either Sutton United or Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals. The fifth-tier club became the first non-league team in 103 years to reach this stage of the competition after defeating Burnley 1-0.
Lincoln manager Danny Cowley spoke after the draw saying ”it’s a win-win”.
”It’s great. We wish Sutton all the best tomorrow. I genuinely hope they can do it. If they can, then fantastic,” said the manager.
”For us, it’s a win-win. We either play Sutton for a place in the semi-final or we have a fantastic tie away at Arsenal. It’s completely surreal. I feel like we’re going to wake up at any moment.”
FA Cup Quarter-Finals Fixtures
Chelsea vs Manchester United
Sutton/Arsenal vs Lincoln
Middlesbrough vs Huddersfield/Manchester City
Tottenham vs Millwall