FA Cup Fixtures: 2020/21 Quarter Finals fixtures for FA Cup announced, Check here
The FA Cup magic would continue in March, with Alley Sport bringing insights on the FA Cup fixtures for the Quarter-Finals, announced yesterday, with interesting ties on the line.
The Manchester clubs have been pitted against stiff Premier League rivals, with a south coast derby in Bournemouth vs Southampton, with Chelsea facing the Blades in the fixtures set to begin in the week commencing March 20.
FA Cup Fixtures- Quarterfinals
12 times FA Cup winner, Manchester United face a daunting task at the King Power Stadium, with Leicester City vs Manchester United being the stand out fixture in the draw. Their city neighbors, Manchester City, also face a tricky test with a trip to the Merseyside, after Everton knocked out Tottenham Hotspur, with Carlo Ancelotti looking to add silverware with the Toffees.
A magical FA Cup journey for Southampton, who saw off holders Arsenal and the mighty Wolves, to set up a clash against south coast rivals AFC Bournemouth, the only non-Premier League side remaining in these FA Cup fixtures. Bournemouth beat Premier League side Burnley at Turf Moor, with Junior Stanislas burying it from the spot, in a hard fought 2-0 victory.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are pitted up against Premier League rivals Sheffield United, after winning 1-0 against Barnsley. Sheffield United are at the bottom of the Premier League table, and they qualified for the tie with a 1-0 over Bristol City. The sides recently met in an exciting Premier League game where Chelsea emerged victorious with a 2-1 victory over the Blades at Bramall Lane.
FA Cup Fixtures- Predictions
Manchester United are expected to beat rivals Leicester City, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s quest for silverware for the Red Devils. Brendan Rodgers and his team would be seeking to win this encounter after giving the traditional top 6 a stiff competition in the Premier League, with a 1-0 victory over Brighton fixing their spot in the quarter finals.
Manchester City are also expected to join their city rivals to the semifinals, looking at their current record of 15 consecutive victories, which is expected to sustain over this period. Chelsea and Southampton are also expected to make the semifinals an all Premier League affair, setting up the perfect lineup for another memorable FA Cup nights.
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