In addition to this week’s domestic football Premier League and EFL action we also have the first four quarter-final matches taking place on Saturday and Sunday. The action kicks-off Saturday lunch-time with Swansea facing Spurs at the Liberty Stadium and the Swans will fancy their chances having won their last eight games at the Liberty, which include impressive wins against Liverpool, Arsenal and Wolves. Manchester United face a quick turnaround from their midweek defeat in the Champions League against Sevilla and it will be interesting to see how they respond against a spirited and in form Brighton at Old Trafford.
On Sunday Wigan get the FA Cup action underway at the DW Stadium against Southampton, who will have new manager Mark Hughes at the helm, and the Latics will be confident of making the semi-finals after knocking out arguably the best team in Europe at present Manchester City 1-0 in the last-round. The final FA Cup match of the weekend is between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium and with Chelsea having been knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona on Wednesday, I fear their season may go from bad to worse if they have not recovered from the experience in time.