The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals has been made, with Premier League champions Chelsea set to play Leicester City for a place in the final four. FA Cup holders Arsenal were surprisingly dumped out by Championship club Nottingham Forest in the first round but Manchester United, Man City and Tottenham are among the teams still in the hunt to lift the trophy.
Jose Mourinho’s United beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 on Saturday evening and will now face Brighton in the quarter-finals, which take place on the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March.
Premier League leaders Manchester City, who face Wigan on Monday, have been drawn to play Southampton in the next round, while Spurs will travel to either Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City if they beat Rochdale.
FA Cup quarter-final draw in full:
Sheffield Wednesday/Swansea City v Rochdale/Tottenham
Manchester United v Brighton
Leicester City v Chelsea
Wigan/Manchester City v Southampton
Speaking after the draw, Premier League legend Michael Owen tipped Leicester to cause an upset when they welcome Chelsea to the King Power Stadium.
‘Leicester are safe in the Premier League so they can go full tilt at this competition he now,’ Owen said. ‘In recent weeks they’ve been back to what we saw when they won the league.’ Shay Given, meanwhile, said City’s hopes of securing a historic quadruple was still firmly on after a favourable draw. ‘Wigan have done a great job this year but you’d certainly fancy City,’ he said. ‘They’re strong home and away so the quadruple is still on.’
Source: Metro Uk
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