Arsenal v Chelsea preview
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunday's fifth round tussle at Highbury will be the fourth consecutive season in which the two capital adversaries have locked horns in the most famous cup competition of them all.
Chelsea have yet to emerge victorious from their battles, with only a 2-2 draw at Highbury last year a positive for the big-spending Blues.
The Gunners won the replay and also triumphed in the 2002 final at The Millennium Stadium. In 2001, Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 at this stage in North London.
Gunners chief Wenger is expected to restore Bergkamp to the starting line-up after the Dutchman missed the midweek win over Southampton with a calf injury. Record signing Jose Antonio Reyes should make way.
Wenger is still without Sylvain Wiltord and Jeremie Aliadiere, who are still at least three weeks from returning from respective ankle and knee injuries.
Freddie Ljungberg is also absent with a rib problem but could be fit for next week's Premiership clash with Chelsea.
Claudio Ranieri's main selection dilemmas revolve around the fitness of Carlo Cudicini and Marcel Desailly. Italian keeper Cudicini, who gifted Arsenal victory in their Premiership contest this season, has missed the last two matches with a groin injury while veteran defender Desailly requires a fitness test.
Celestine Babayaro, Mario Stanic, Juan Sebastian Veron, Emmanuel Petit and Geremi are all absent for Ranieri while Damien Duff is unlikely to play due to an Achilles problem.
Scott Parker is available having not played in the competition for Charlton and, with Hernan Crespo fit again, Ranieri must perm two from the Argentine, Adrian Mutu, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen to form his strike-force.