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The FA Cup fifth round games exclusively live on BT Sport this weekend

Wednesday, February 14th 2018 by Steve McCaskill

Football’s greatest knockout competition returns this weekend with three FA Cup fifth round ties set to be broadcast exclusively live on BT Sport.

First up is Chelsea v Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Friday 16 February. Premier League champions Chelsea have been inconsistent in recent weeks, but they will be a formidable opponent for Championship side Hull, who reached the final in 2014. The game kicks off at 8pm on BT Sport 2.

The second game of the weekend is Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City at 12.30pm on Saturday 17 February. Wednesday beat Reading 3-1 in the fourth round, while Swansea needed a replay to beat League Two Notts County. They did win the replay 8-1 however.

Adding spice to the tie is that Sheffield Wednesday sacked the now-Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal earlier in the season. The game is also on BT Sport 2.

Later in the same day, Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town host Manchester United at 5.30pm. Man Utd cruised through round four with a victory at Yeovil Town, while Huddersfield negotiated a tricky replay with Birmingham City. Given United are 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City, the Cup is a priority for manager Jose Mourinho. Again, the match is on BT Sport 2.

FA Cup in 4K Ultra HD

All three matches will be shown in 4K Ultra High-Definition on BT Sport 4K, but you will need to be a BT Sport subscriber on BT TV.

There are a number of ways to get BT Sport. The suite of channels is free for 18 months for new BT TV and BT broadband subscribers, who can watch online, on their mobile via the app or on BT TV or Sky. BT Mobile and EE customers get six months' use of the app for free.

Sky customers can get the standard definition or high definition channels for free for three months, before paying £25.99 a month for SD or £32.49 for HD as part of a 12-month contract. On TalkTalk TV, the channels are free for three months after which the monthly cost is also £25.99.

BT promises that customers will be able to watch within 15 minutes of subscribing, either via the app or through Sky TV, meaning you won’t have to miss any of the action.

In 2019, it will become easier to watch BT Sport on Sky after the two companies agreed a deal to sell some of each other’s services.

BT became an official broadcaster of the FA Cup in 2013 and will show live matches until at least 2021. From 2018/19, BT Sport will show an extra live match in rounds one through five, meaning it will show 30 games a season.

The broadcaster also shows live Premier League and Champions League football, Premiership Rugby, MotoGP and a selection of sports from around the world across five channels.

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