FA Cup, quarter-finals: Draw, schedule and stats
The draw for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup has been announced as we brace for a cracking set of matches. Everton, who won a 5-4 thriller against Tottenham, host heavyweights Manchester City. Meanwhile, Manchester United face a stern away test against Leicester City. Chelsea are up against Premier League's bottom-placed side Sheffield United, whereas, Bournemouth host Southampton. Here are the details.
Can Everton stop a rampaging Manchester City?
Everton will be hoping to do well against a rampaging Manchester City, who won their 15th successive game in all competitions which is a new record in English football. City's fifth-round win over Swansea City saw them go unbeaten in 21 games across competitions. Meanwhile, Everton are doing well, earning a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford against United, before beating Tottenham.
All the details about the full quarter-final draw:
Full quarter-final draw: Everton v Manchester City, Bournemouth v Southampton, Leicester City v Manchester United, Chelsea v Sheffield United. As per reports, the matches are to be played on March 20 at 8:30 PM IST.
Leicester and United up for a cracking tie
Leicester City had hosted United on Boxing Day and the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in the Premier League. Notably, Leicester haven't beaten Manchester United in 13 successive games in all competitions. United have also won four of their last five meetings with Leicester. Notably, these two sides occupy the second and third positions respectively in the Premier League.
Chelsea are the favorites against Sheffield United
Chelsea are unbeaten in all five games under new boss Thomas Tuchel. After drawing the first encounter under Tuchel, Chelsea have won four successive matches. They overcame Barnsley 1-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Chelsea have registered four clean sheets and will be ominous for the Blades. Meanwhile, Southampton face Bournemouth, who are sixth in the Championship standings.