The English FA Cup (quarter-finals) returns this week, with four places up for grabs in the semi-finals of the 2020/2021 edition.
Eight teams including 7 Premier League clubs and one Championship side will battle it out on Saturday and on Sunday as they attempt to book a place for the final showpiece at Wembley.
In here, we take a look at the quarter-finals fixtures of the FA Cup and two major talking points.
Fa Cup quarter-finals talking points
Everton are on a mission
It’s been close to three decades since Everton last won the English FA Cup and they will attempt to break the jinx by progressing to the next stage of the competition.
Carlo Ancellotti’s side are having an okay season and are in the hunt for a place in Europe season.
But they will have to be at their best to make it even better on Saturday when they play Manchester City who could win four trophies this season including the FA Cup.
Guardiola’s side are just a couple of wins away from the Premier League trophy while they have already progressed to the finals of the Carabao Cup this season.
City are also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League where they have been drawn to face Borussia Dortmund next month.
A quarter-finals win on Saturday will surely get the closer to the quadruple dream, but Everton will no doubt attempt to ruin that.
Tuchel loves the Cup
Chelsea could not have picked a better time to be on a superior form than now.
The Blues are currently on a 13 game winning run, into fourth place of the Premier League while they have been tipped as favorites to progress to the semi-finals of this year’s Champions League after being drawn with Porto.
The upturn in form and fortune has been as a result of Tuchel’s appointment and with the Blues boss being a fan of the Cup, Chelsea are likely to go all out for the FA Cup this season.
The Bavarian has previously won the League Cup with Dortmund in Germany as well as Paris Saint Germain in France and would certainly fancy winning the oldest Cup competition in the world.
FA Cup quarter-finals fixtures
Below are the fixtures for the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Bournemouth v Southampton (FA Cup): Saturday, 12.15pm
Everton v Manchester City (FA Cup): Saturday, 5.30pm
Leicester v Manchester United (FA Cup): Sunday, 5pm
Chelsea v Sheffield United (FA Cup): Sunday, 1.30pm