The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Finals: Magic of The Cup

It’s the magic of the Cup again. The Emirates FA Cup is back in action with the quarter-final fixtures. We have just one team in Wigan Athletic from the outside the top-flight. Let’s take a look at the exciting cup fixtures.

Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspurs

As good as Tottenham actually are, they have stumbled in cup competitions for the past few years. The recent Champions League clash against Juventus was a prime example wherein they were the better team over the 2 legs but still ended up losing the tie.

Swansea on the other hand are brimming in confidence under their new manager Carlos Carvalhal where they have lost just 2 in 16 in all competitions. Betting on them could be quite tempting.

Harry Kane will be out until April which is a huge blow for Spurs which means Fernando Llorente may get a rare start upfront. Expecting an exciting match to start the quarter-finals with Spurs to win narrowly. Don’t be surprised if Swansea conjure the magic of the Cup!!

Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion

The disappointment of losing to Sevilla in the Champions League will surely hurt the Manchester United faithful and they will be hoping that the team will bounce back from the disaster and compete for the only available silverware this season, the FA Cup.

Brighton can be a tough nut to crack and they showed it in their last visit to Old Trafford. United must simply get their act together and be efficient in-front of the goal as Brighton can be dangerous at set-pieces with Gross being one of the best crosser this season.

Expecting a hard fought victory for United as Brighton will give their all in this match. Another failure might be the end of Jose Mourinho!!??

Wigan Athletic vs Southampton

Will Grigg scoring past Bravo will forever haunt the City fans.

With their giant killing feat of defeating Manchester City in their last match, Wigan will be hoping to get rid of another Premier League team. The League One side played with discipline and passion and eventually got a result of their dreams. Can the dream go on?

Southampton recently sacked their manager and have appointed Mark Hughes to save their season. Can he lift a team which is very short on confidence and motivation? The Saints need to quickly adapt to their new manager and a win can be the start of a revival sort of.

The last time these teams played each other was in 2013 where the match ended 2-2. Expecting a great match of football with Wigan to win narrowly and continue their dream run.

Leicester City vs Chelsea

Chelsea fought bravely against Barcelona but Messi overpowered them with his brilliance. Chelsea must pick themselves up and like Manchester United, fight for the only available silverware.

Leicester have been gaining momentum of late and a surprise win here could be an icing on the cake for Claude Puel. Antonio Conte on the other hand needs to prove his doubters wrong by a dominant performance from his side.

Morata will be hoping to start this match as Giroud was below-par at Nou Camp. The likes of Vardy, Mahrez & Iheanacho will be looking to test the Chelsea defence. Expecting a great match with Chelsea to emerge victorious.

PL matches on Saturday and FA Cup matches on Sunday!! A great weekend for football lovers!!


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