Manchester United’s recent slump in form continued last night in the Europa League losing to Fenerbahce 2-1, which leaves there, hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage of the competition in the balance. The defeat leaves them third in Group A one point behind Feyenord and Zarya Lugansk who drew 1-1 last night.
Southampton had no such troubles last night as they recorded a famous come from behind win against European giants Inter Milan 2-1 at St Mary’s. The win leaves them on 7 points in Group K and they will qualify for the knockout stage if they defeat Sparta Prague on the 24th November.
The FA Cup first round gets underway tonight and it gives the non-league teams their first chance of glory as they will try and take the scalps of the EFL League One and Two teams who join the fray. The first games are tonight and Millwall host Southend United and Swindon travel to Eastleigh.
The Premier League and Championship continue this weekend also and the feature game in the Premier League is the 5.30pm kick-off between fourth place Chelsea and sixth placed Everton. Everton have not won any of the last ten corresponding league fixtures however, six were drawn, including last season’s scintillating 3-3 draw, and Chelsea won four.
Chelsea are starting to hit form now; they’ve won three of their four home games this season, kept a clean sheet in three of these games and all four ended with 2 or more goals. Everton have struggled on the road this season with their only win coming against Sunderland, but they did draw 1-1 at Manchester City. Both teams scored in seven of the last ten corresponding league fixtures and with plenty of attacking talent at both teams disposal the safest bet looks like Both Teams to Score again today.