23rd May 2018

FA CUP ALL PREM CLASHES LOOK INTERESTING

ALL PREM CLASHES LOOK INTERESTING

26th January 2018

It's good news for lower ranked sides if Premier League sides face each other, especially as there are only 14 left.

The most that can make it to round 5 will be eleven sides from the top flight.

Huddersfield will play a different side than for the league and Birmingham may well get a replay. Notts County will also fancy their chances against Swansea.

Of the three clashes, Newcastle will find life tough at Chelsea. A more equal contest sees Southampton face Watford. Both have been in dire league form but we can expect Watford to react to their new manager after the defeat to Leicester last time

The sides drew 2-2 at Vicarage Road two weeks ago in controversial circumstances. The Saints were 2-0 up before late leveller robbed them of a vital win.

Watford have won just once in 11 in the league but saw off Bristol City with ease in the last round. They may well repeat the league win back in November.

Liverpool beat Everton last time and again have a home draw against a top flight side. Alan Pardew's West Brom are getting better, and Liverpool need to bounce back from the shock defeat to Swansea last week. A draw at 24/5 has value.

Joe