Darius Vassell will face a cauldron when he returns to Villa Park for the first time as a Manchester City player for an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Aston Villa on February 18.
The England international striker left Villa for City last summer and did not endear himself to his old club after suggesting that he departed for Manchester because he wanted to play for a "big club".
Vassell was among the scorers when City defeated Villa 3-1 in the Premiership in October but is sure to find it tougher next month.
Nevertheless, David O'Leary, the Villa manager, is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Stuart Pierce's City.
"Of course the first thing you look for is a home draw and that's what we've got," O'Leary said.
"It's different from the previous two rounds, because we know all about Manchester City and we know they're a quality side.
"The tie brings together two sides who like to play attacking football, so it has the makings of a good FA Cup tie."
If Birmingham City defeat Reading in a replay on February 7, they will play away to Stoke City. It gives Birmingham a good chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.
If Coventry City can defeat Middlesbrough in a replay next week they will face another Coca-Cola Championship side - but that depends on the out-come of the Crystal Palace-Preston North End replay.
Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, and his Liverpool counterpart, Rafael Benitez, are relishing the chance to clash again after being drawn together in the fifth round.
This is easily the tie of the round and, although United may hold the upper hand after their last-minute victory over the Anfield side just over a week ago, Ferguson said: "It's a great tie for everyone. It's a hard draw. But the FA Cup is all about difficult ties and dramatic games. And you can only really appreciate what winning is all about in the cup competitions by getting through the tougher matches."
Benitez was in full agreement, saying: "It won't be easy against a team of Manchester Unit-ed's level but we will be at home and that gives us an advantage. It was a very close game when we played each other at Old Trafford and it will be close again when we play at Anfield.
"Despite conceding a goal in the last minute we controlled the game at Old Trafford but we did not play as well as we can. When we play to our full ability we can beat any team in the world and with our supporters behind us at Anfield I believe we can win this match."
Brentford, the lowestplaced club left in the competition after victory over Sunderland, face more top-flight opposition in Charlton Athletic at The Valley.
Colchester United, who pulled off a shock of their own by beating Derby County 3-1 on Saturday, also face Premiership opposition, either Chelsea or Everton.
Bolton Wanderers drew West Ham United in another all-Premiership tie and Sam Allardyce, the Bolton manager whose team knocked out Arsenal, said: "You don't want to waste knocking the Cup holders out, certainly not in the next round. We put so much effort into achieving that feat. Nobody wants to come and play here. We love it and enjoy it."
Graeme Souness, the Newcastle United manager, faces a home tie against Southampton. "All you can ask for is a home draw, and we've got that so we have to be happy," he said.