Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sat 04 January 2020 15:01
Referee
K Stroud
Weather at KO
weather icon Clear  9oC | Precip: 3% (0 in) | Wind 8.5 mph
Travel Info
3 hours coach
Distance
262 KM

Brentford

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:42
In Brief

Brentford in brilliant New Year's Day win. No new injuries reported.

Looking Back

Brentford won 4-0 at Bristol City to move 3rd in the Championship.

Have not traditionally been an FA Cup side so unknown how seriously they will treat this year's competition. The league appears to be a major priority though especially given their good position.

Have signed striker Halil Dervişoğlu from Sparta Rotterdam.

Looking Ahead

Thomas Frank could well make changes and give some chances to some of his fringe players. He has no reported injuries but he has played a settled side of late who may well be feeling it after a busy Christmas.

Sergi Canos and Nikos Karelis both remain sidelined due to injury.

Points of Interest

Have seven wins, three draws and two defeats at Griffin Park in the league this season.

Stoke

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:43
In Brief

Stoke in superb win at Huddersfield. Have a few doubts including Ryan Shawcross.

Looking Back

Stoke produced a superb display on Wednesday, winning 5-2 at Huddersfield, to start the calendar year in style.

Tyrese Campbell scored twice and made one in that game so will hope to keep his spot in this one having not been a regular starter under Michael O'Neill.

Thibaud Verlinden has been recalled from a loan spell at Bolton and could be involved.

Looking Ahead

Still have several injury issues with Ryan Shawcross struggling over Christmas and Cameron Carter-Vickers, Papa Ndiaye and Scott Hogan all worries.

O'Neill must decide how many changes to make with the league his priority especially given Stoke's precarious current position. O'Neill has hinted he will use squad players for this game.

Points of Interest

In the league this season have three wins, one draw and nine defeats. Drew 0-0 at Brentford in the league earlier this campaign.

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Transfer in
  • Halil Dervişoğlu (attacker, Sparta Rotterdam)
Transfer in
  • Thibaud Verlinden (midfielder, Bolton, loan ended)
Transfer in
  • Halil Dervişoğlu (attacker, Sparta Rotterdam)

Stoke

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:43
In Brief

Stoke in superb win at Huddersfield. Have a few doubts including Ryan Shawcross.

Looking Back

Stoke produced a superb display on Wednesday, winning 5-2 at Huddersfield, to start the calendar year in style.

Tyrese Campbell scored twice and made one in that game so will hope to keep his spot in this one having not been a regular starter under Michael O'Neill.

Thibaud Verlinden has been recalled from a loan spell at Bolton and could be involved.

Looking Ahead

Still have several injury issues with Ryan Shawcross struggling over Christmas and Cameron Carter-Vickers, Papa Ndiaye and Scott Hogan all worries.

O'Neill must decide how many changes to make with the league his priority especially given Stoke's precarious current position. O'Neill has hinted he will use squad players for this game.

Points of Interest

In the league this season have three wins, one draw and nine defeats. Drew 0-0 at Brentford in the league earlier this campaign.

Suspended
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Unavailable
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Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Thibaud Verlinden (midfielder, Bolton, loan ended)

Key

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75% - Chance of availability
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Played in Cup fixture
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Game Score
Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1