FA Cup fifth-round predictions: Lawro v Hot Property star Yung Filly

Lawro's predictions

Liverpool lost in the Premier League for the first time this season on Saturday, but will they survive their trip to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup?

The Reds' tie at Chelsea (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT) is one of two fifth-round ties you can watch live on BBC television this week, along with Sheffield Wednesday versus Manchester City (Wednesday, 19:45). In addition West Brom v Newcastle and Spurs v Norwich will be streamed live on the iPlayer, and the BBC Sport website and app.

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson has taken a look at all eight ties and given his verdict on who will make it into the quarter-finals - and Hot Property star Yung Filly has made his predictions too.

Yung Filly
From Raheem Sterling to Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Joe Gomez, Filly has interviewed a lot of Premier League players. He was a keen footballer himself until he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in 2019. He explained: "I still play but it is with a lot of fear, and it is never to the level that I know I can do, or what I want to."

Filly, who is known for his viral comedy and entertainment videos, is presenting series two of the BBC Three show, which is coming to iPlayer on 15 March.

Hot Property sees young daters visit the homes of potential suitors, and meet their mates, before deciding who to go on a blind date with. You can watch series one on iPlayer, here.

When it comes to football, Filly is a Crystal Palace fan - and has been since he moved to Bromley, aged eight.

"One of my neighbours, Charlie, was a die-hard Palace fan and my best friend at the time," Filly told BBC Sport.

"He took me to my first Palace game, and that was it. I have never looked back.

"My favourite players when I was growing up were Victor Moses and Dougie Freedman - now, it has to be Wilfried Zaha."

Yung Filly
Palace definitely won't win the FA Cup this season, so who will? "Manchester City - 110%," said Filly. "For me, City are the most complete team, not just in the Premier League but in the world. Don't get me wrong, Liverpool are an elite team as well but let's look at their bench - City's is 10 times better, and I cannot really think of any other teams anywhere who have as many elite players in each position as them."

Palace look like they are safe from the drop after Saturday's win over Brighton, but Filly has pretty much given up on having anything more than survival to celebrate.

"It is strange being a Palace fan, because I never expect too much from them - I am a realist," he explained. "The only thing I ask is for us not to be relegated.

"I just don't feel that with our squad we have what it takes to consistently compete against the top teams or play in Europe. We would probably need a financial takeover and a big investment in the team to change that.

"We are a Premier League team, which is great, but I don't really see anything exciting happening to us like winning a major trophy - and we are already out of the FA Cup!"

FA Cup fifth-round ties
Portsmouth v Arsenal370-20-20-3
Chelsea v Liverpool32-01-1*1-2
Reading v Sheff Utd281-20-20-2
West Brom v Newcastle72-30-10-1
Leicester v Birmingham321-02-03-0
Sheff Wed v Man City300-10-20-4
Tottenham v Norwich13x-x2-01-0
Derby v Man Utd28x-x0-20-2

Gap = how many league positions separate each team

There are no replays so * denotes who will win on penalties.


All kick-offs 19:45 GMT unless otherwise stated.

PL = Premier LeagueC = Championship
L1 = League OneL2 = League Two
H = HomeA = away
r = required a replaypens = penalties


Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Filly's prediction: 0-3

Match report


Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 - Liverpool to win on penalties.

Filly's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Reading 1-2 Sheff Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Filly's prediction: 0-2

Match report

West Brom 2-3 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 0-1

Filly's prediction: 0-1

Match report


Leicester 1-0 Birmingham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Filly's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Sheff Wed 0-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Filly's prediction: 0-4

Match report

Tottenham 1-1 Norwich (Norwich win 3-2 on penalties)

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Filly's prediction: 1-0

Match report


Derby County 0-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Filly's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last week?

From last weekend's Premier League fixtures, Lawro and Formula E driver Sam Bird both got two correct results, with no exact scores from eight games for a total of 20 points.

That goes down as a draw for now, but that could change when the remaining two games - which were postponed because of the Carabao Cup final - are played.

Sam has gone for Sheffield United to beat Villa 2-0 and Manchester City to beat Arsenal 2-1. Lawro will make his predictions when the dates for those rearranged games are announced.

Lawro also correctly backed City to beat Villa at Wembley on Sunday, but he does not get any points for that.

Lawro's League Table graphic
=1Man City27260178+1
7Man Utd28127943-4
=9West Ham281141337+7
13Aston Villa271041434+6
18Sheff Utd27641722-10
19Crystal Palace28561721-8


ScoreGuest leaderboard
160Gabriel Luna
140Arnold Schwarzenegger
110Daisy May & Charlie Cooper
100Adam Peaty
90Avelino, Helen Housby, Jo Harten, Bobby Seagull, Geraint Thomas
80Tom Davis, Andy Murray, Stephen Graham
73Lawro (average after 28 weeks)
70David Baddiel, Richard Hawley, Kojo, Michael Johnson, Craig Mitch, Alex Scott
60Sonny Bill Williams, Georgia, Katie Ormerod, Serge from Kasabian, Stefan Ratchford
50Chelcee Grimes, Reece Parkinson, Sam Warburton
40Stephen Fry, Hugh Grant, Neil Jones, Tommy O'Dell, Steve Queralt
30Matthew McConaughey, Seth Rollins
20Sam Bird
Total scores after week 28
Lawro v Guests

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