With only two of the sixteen ties going to replays (Forest v Preston and Sheffield Utd v Fulham) and only Huddersfield failing as favourites, 13 favourites did oblige. Only Crystal Palace from the Premier League fell to lower league opposition - and that was to holder Wigan who started 11/10 favourites in any case.
As Joe Ross from betting website www.footytinsider.co.uk said:
'The bookmakers have taken another hammering, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea the mainstay of many accumulators.'
'The draw has been kinder to the layers in Round 5 with four of the favourites set to meet each other.'
'Last season's winning manager, Roberto Martinez, looks to be best rewarded with his Everton at home to Swansea.'
Holders Wigan face an away trip to struggling Cardiff City
Manchester City v Chelsea
Sheffield United or Fulham v Nottingham Forest or Preston North End
Arsenal v Liverpool
Brighton & Hove Albion v Hull City
Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic
Sunderland v Southampton
Everton v Swansea City