Middlesbrough set for delayed Chelsea FA Cup tie if holders beat Brentford

REACH FOR MY HAND: Lukas Jutkiewicz (left) celebrates with team mate Adam Reach after scoring Boro's last-ditch winner to beat Aldershot 2-1
REACH FOR MY HAND: Lukas Jutkiewicz (left) celebrates with team mate Adam Reach after scoring Boro's last-ditch winner to beat Aldershot 2-1

MIDDLESBROUGH v Chelsea.

That is the fifth-round tie which could be on its way to the Riverside, providing Chelsea overcome Brentford in their fourth-round replay.

Boro v Chelsea or Brentford was the last tie out of the drum in the draw made at Wembley.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray was whetting his lips about the chances of meeting a Barclays Premier League team or a lower league club after his side beat battling Aldershot 2-1 in Saturday’s fourth round.

He said: “Managers only ever want a home tie and in an ideal world it wouldn’t be someone from our league.

“I’d like to play a Premier League side or one of the lower-league teams who’ve done well.”

He has got his wish.

Boro edged in to the last 16 at the expense of League Two Aldershot with a 2-1 victory at the Riverside.

With two minutes remaining at the Riverside, away striker Danny Hylton scored his eighth FA Cup goal in four games to set up a lucrative replay following the opener from Lukas Jutkiewicz.

But Jutkiewicz had the final word with a winner five minutes into stoppage time.

Boro v Chelsea is likely to go ahead late with the Blues replay against the Bees set to be staged on the weekend of the fifth round (February 16-17) because of international commitments.