Yesterday, Manchester United banished all the bad history they’ve had at the Stamford Bridge in recent times.
A 2-0 win over Chelsea was enough to see them through to the quarter-final of the FA Cup. Man. United was deadly on the counter, forcing Chelsea to just two shots on target in the game,
Alongside being a Premier League side, they’re definitely one of the favorites to win the cup.
United is one of the six remaining Premier League sides in the FA Cup so far. Just after their win over the London Blues in the fifth round, the draw for the quarter-finals was made.
- Swansea vs. Manchester City
- Watford vs. Crystal Palace
- Wolves vs. Manchester United
- Millwall vs. Brighton
These games will be played over the weekend of 16th and 17th March.
Both Manchester clubs kept apart, will have to travel away from home yet again to face their opponents. Since this year’s edition of the tournament began, both sides, despite playing three FA Cup games so far, have not played a single game in front of their home crowd.
Manchester City has been the more prolific of the two sides in this competition. In three games, they have scored 16 goals.
However, having eliminated Arsenal and Chelsea on their way to getting to the quarter-final, United have had a very difficult journey so far. Having to face the Wolves that eliminated Liverpool from the competition means the difficult journey continues for the Red Devils.
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Of the other games to be played, one of them is a Premier League affair. By the time the semi-final draws will be made, one of both teams will have been eliminated from the competition. Watford and Crystal Palace scaled through the fifth round with clean sheets.
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Brighton may be struggling in the Premier League but they’re thriving in the FA Cup. After defeating Frank Lampard’s Derby County, their fairytale run looks set to continue no thanks to avoiding the ‘heavyweights’ during the draw.
They take on yet another English Championship side in Millwall, a side that knocked Everton out of the competition. Whether playing at home or away, Millwall have shown they can hold their own and that they know how to summon the magic of the FA Cup when they need it.
Millwall, just like Wolves and Swansea, may be serious underdogs going into the quarter-final. However, the magic of the FA Cup still exists. And it won’t be surprising to see a few shocking results during these games. But for now, all things being equal, the Premier League sides are favorites to win this one.
The question is: Which one will win it?