Date: 27th January 2018 at 12:17pm
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On Sunday, Chelsea welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge, for an FA Cup 4th round tie.

Some are suggesting that the FA Cup represents Chelsea`s best chance of winning a trophy this season, but what do the history and form books tell us to expect from this game?

Here`s a quartet of facts for you to mull over:

The results of the last 6 FA Cup ties between the two sides have favoured Chelsea with the Blues winning 5 of them. The last time the two sides met was back in 2006 when Chelsea won 1-0 with John Terry getting the winner.

When it comes to facing Premier League opposition, at Stamford Bridge, in the FA Cup, Chelsea have a decent record. The last 10 games have produced 8 wins and 2 losses, the last of those defeats coming against Arsenal back in March 2003.

In the last 19 seasons, Chelsea have reached the 5th round of the FA Cup on 17 occasions. The two seasons they failed to do so being 2010 / 2011 and 2014 / 2015.

Newcastle United have not reached the 5th round of the FA Cup since 2006. Last season the 4th round saw the become victims of a giant-killing when hey were beaten 3-0 by Oxford United. The record books also show that Newcastle have lost their last 4 fourth round ties.