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Thursday, 27 February, 2003, 00:03 GMT
London giants collide
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Arsenal and Chelsea will stage a repeat of last season's FA Cup Final - in a quarter-final game at Highbury.

The two London giants were paired together in the draw for the last eight, with Chelsea intent on avenging the 2-0 defeat they suffered at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in May.

"We usually do very well against them at Highbury and we will try to do our best again," said Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The draw also threw up a Yorkshire derby, with Leeds United travelling to meet Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

They won't fancy it. We can give it our best shot and we can go ahead and enjoy ourselves

Blades boss Neil Warnock

Leeds will also be on a revenge mission after the Blades knocked them out of the Worthington Cup with two injury time goals in a 2-1 win, also at Bramall Lane.

Wolves boss Dave Jones will be returning to his former territory after they were handed a tough away draw at Southampton.

Jones had a spell as Saints boss before returning to management at Wolves.

"If we play to the best of our ability then we are a match for anybody," said Jones.

"It's the first time I've been back since I left when circumstances were out of my control but I have no animosity towards anyone.

We've avoided Arsenal and got a home draw again

Southampton captain Jason Dodd

"I still speak to the chairman on a regular basis and it will be nice to go back."

First Division Watford were handed a home draw and will play Burnley after they saw off Premiership side Fulham.

Hornets striker Tommy Smith believes Watford have an excellent chance of making the FA Cup semi-finals.

"I'm very pleased. We wanted a home tie and we wanted to miss the big boys so we'd have a chance of going through to the semis.

"So we're obviously pleased with that," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Burnley manager Stan Ternent, whose side went down 2-1 at Vicarage Road in November, is keen to exact revenge against Watford.

"Our record is half decent down there and we have some unfinished business with them," Ternent told BBC Radio 5 Live.


FA Cup quarter-final fixtures:
Watford v Burnley
Southampton v Wolves
Arsenal v Chelsea
Sheffield United v Leeds
(Ties to be played 8-9 March)

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