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country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sat 04 January 2020 15:01
Referee
C Pawson
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
1 hour train
Distance
163 KM

Fulham

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 19:57
In Brief

Fulham suffer Reading defeat. Have doubts over Maxime Le Marchand, Harry Arter, Kevin McDonald, Harrison Reed and Josh Onomah. Tom Cairney and Steven Sessegnon also worries.

Looking Back

Fulham were poor as they went down to a 2-1 home defeat by Reading on New Year's Day.

Real problem with consistency at the moment and have been unable to put together a consistent run of victories of late.

Michael Hector is available for the first time after signing from Chelsea.

Looking Ahead

Have plenty of players doubtful for this one so Scott Parker may make changes with Tom Cairney and Steven Sessegnon the latest worries.

Maxime Le Marchand, Harry Arter, Kevin McDonald, Harrison Reed and Josh Onomah are all doubts too but Parker has hinted major changes will not happen.

Points of Interest

In the league have eight wins, two draws and four defeats at home this season.

Aston Villa

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 19:57
In Brief

Unlikely to take FA Cup very seriously – already in League Cup semi-final + engulfed in survival battle in Premier League. Wesley, McGinn, Targett and Heaton set to miss. Engels sick. Davis could be back.

Looking Back

Villa started 2020 with much-needed 2:1 away win vs. Burnley that relieved a bit of the pressure on players that has gathered after team lost 5 of previous 6 Premier League games.

Big goal surviving in top flight and not likely to want long run in FA Cup. Especially considering fact that a few days after this game team plays first leg of League Cup semi-final vs. Leicester.

Looking Ahead

Coach Smith expected to rest most of his starters and likes of Jota, Kodjia, Hourihane and Lansbury should be amongst starters. Engels also to start if he is over illness.

Both Heaton and Wesley sustained injuries on Wednesday and now set to miss. McGinn and Targett also remain sidelined, but Davies back in training and likely to make comeback.

Manager Comments

On the FA Cup… "Our priority was always the Premier League."

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Transfer in
  • Michael Hector (defender, Chelsea, loan)

Aston Villa

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 19:57
In Brief

Unlikely to take FA Cup very seriously – already in League Cup semi-final + engulfed in survival battle in Premier League. Wesley, McGinn, Targett and Heaton set to miss. Engels sick. Davis could be back.

Looking Back

Villa started 2020 with much-needed 2:1 away win vs. Burnley that relieved a bit of the pressure on players that has gathered after team lost 5 of previous 6 Premier League games.

Big goal surviving in top flight and not likely to want long run in FA Cup. Especially considering fact that a few days after this game team plays first leg of League Cup semi-final vs. Leicester.

Looking Ahead

Coach Smith expected to rest most of his starters and likes of Jota, Kodjia, Hourihane and Lansbury should be amongst starters. Engels also to start if he is over illness.

Both Heaton and Wesley sustained injuries on Wednesday and now set to miss. McGinn and Targett also remain sidelined, but Davies back in training and likely to make comeback.

Manager Comments

On the FA Cup… "Our priority was always the Premier League."

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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
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