Football fans across the country are set for some fantastic drama this weekend as the FA Cup quarter-final ties take place across Saturday and Sunday with Ladbrokes making Tottenham the short odds favourite of the weekend.
With the semi-finals set to take place at Wembley, there is plenty to play for in these fixtures as several teams look to for fill their ambition of winning the most famous domestic cup competition in the world.
Kicking off this weekend’s FA Cup action is Everton at home to Sunderland from 12.45pm on Saturday afternoon. David Moyes rested several players for the Merseyside derby in the week, so there is no doubt the pressure is on his side to progress.
As for Sunderland, they will be in good spirits after securing victory over Liverpool last weekend, while they will have ambitions of going as far as they can in this competition after defeating Arsenal in the last round.
Next up on Saturday, Tottenham host Bolton from 5.30pm at White Hart Lane. After three successive Premier League defeats, Spurs need to progress in the FA Cup to keep their season alive and their fans will be expecting a big performance in this one.
Bolton on the other hand have other things on their mind – such as a relegation battle that looks set to go to the wire – but they will still give this one a go, aware that a semi-final at Wembley awaits the winner.
Moving onto Sunday, the third FA Cup quarter-final of the weekend sees Chelsea take on Leicester City, who are the only non Premier League team remaining in the competition.
Led by Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea have won their last three games with a famous 5-4 aggregate victory over Napoli in the Champions League during the week. They will now hope to book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup to round-off a successful week.
As for Leicester, they will simply relish the chance to perform at Stamford Bridge, attempting to show everyone what they are capable of. Their promotion bid is without doubt more important, but this is a welcome distraction from league matters.
Finally, on Sunday afternoon at 4pm, Liverpool – who have already won the Carling Cup this year – take on a Stoke City side that lost in the final to Manchester City last year. This should be a tight contest as it completes the FA Cup action for the weekend.