Manchester City name team of kids; Twitter reacts to potential Chelsea humiliation

The FA Cup lost its magic long ago, but this Manchester City XI has shown the competition such a minimal amount of respect it will have the purists of the English game in tatters.

Guus Hiddink has a good FA Cup record to keep up, whilst Manuel Pellegrini will hope that his makeshift XI can still put out some sort of halfway respectable performance..

Here is the XI in question. First of all, who even are some of these guys?

Naming such an unheard of XI could, oddly, bring back the magic of the cup. Would this City side beating this (see below) Chelsea side be some sort of crazy giant killing? City’s outcasts and kids beat the Champions on their own dirt? What sort of menace is this?

But just imagine if Chelsea’s season takes yet another turn for the worse… could the Blues reach a lower ebb? Could Chelsea be any more of a laughing stock?

The FA Cup is dying, dying a slow, painful, capitalist death at the hands of Premier League TV money. Even the richest can’t be fussed with the FA’s dreadful scheduling and are effectively throwing the oldest cup of them all.

Manchester City have managed to make a team of kids and their dads, for this.