Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sat 04 January 2020 17:31
Referee
Darren England
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
2 hours coach
Distance
195 KM

Bournemouth

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 08:25
In Brief

League form in last 2 months awful (W1 D1 L8). FA Cup seen only as unwanted distraction. Squad remains badly crippled – 9 players battle injuries.

Looking Back

Bournemouth collapsed in relegation zone at start of 2020 after painful 0:4 away loss vs. West Ham. Once again lack of cutting edge and defending filled with individual errors hurt Cherries.

League form has been awful for more than a month now (W1 D1 L8), which combined with lots of injury problems suggests that last thing Bournemouth want is extra cup games on their agenda.

Looking Ahead

Coach Howe has 4 long-term absentees and 5 others also nursing injuries at the minute. All this and the fact that squad is generally small makes it very hard for him to refresh line-up.

Fraser, Billing, Surman and Stanislas didn’t start on Wednesday, so logical to assume that they will be picked from the off now.

Also recalled from loan Surridge could feature.

Points of Interest

No deep runs in FA Cup this century, only in 2016 in last 20 years remained in competition past end of January (eliminated in early February that year).

Luton Town

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:48
In Brief

Luton suffer another defeat. Will probably appreciate break from league. No new problems reported.

Looking Back

Luton are really struggling in the Championship now with just one point in the last six matches.

Had led 1-0 at Millwall on New Year's Day before eventually going down 3-1.

Looking Ahead

Graeme Jones will hope the FA Cup can push his side into life and lift confidence that has taken a battering of late.

He has no new injuries reported but could rotate while Simon Sluga and Dan Potts remain doubts and Danny Hylton, Brendan Galloway and Izzy Brown are all still out.

Points of Interest

In the league have two wins and 12 defeats on the road this season, no draws.

Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Sam Surridge (att) Swansea - end of loan; Asmir Begovic (gk) Qarabag Agdam - end of loan;
Probable Bench
Transfer in
  • Sam Surridge (att) Swansea - end of loan; Asmir Begovic (gk) Qarabag Agdam - end of loan;

Luton Town

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:48
In Brief

Luton suffer another defeat. Will probably appreciate break from league. No new problems reported.

Looking Back

Luton are really struggling in the Championship now with just one point in the last six matches.

Had led 1-0 at Millwall on New Year's Day before eventually going down 3-1.

Looking Ahead

Graeme Jones will hope the FA Cup can push his side into life and lift confidence that has taken a battering of late.

He has no new injuries reported but could rotate while Simon Sluga and Dan Potts remain doubts and Danny Hylton, Brendan Galloway and Izzy Brown are all still out.

Points of Interest

In the league have two wins and 12 defeats on the road this season, no draws.

Suspended
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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