Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sun 05 January 2020 16:01
Referee
Jonathan Moss
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Travel Info
1/2 hour coach
Distance
6 KM

Liverpool

Last updated: Mon 06 January 2020 10:26
In Brief

Premier League remains stunning – (W19 D1 L0)! Expected to rotate for this game. Fabinho and Matip amongst 6 sidelined players + Keita ruled out after last game.

Looking Back

Liverpool made it 11 wins in 11 home games in Premier League this season when easily beating Sheffield United 2:0 on Thursday. Mane and Salah both started 2020 on scoresheet.

With league title and Champions League the 2 big goals this season clear that domestic cup competitions not of great importance. Still motivation for Merseyside derby can never be low.

Looking Ahead

Coach Klopp misses 6 players injured and also Keita picked up groin problem in warm up for Thursday match, he was supposed to start it, which now will see him sit out too.

With that in mind and the inevitable rest needed for some of the regulars Reds expected to trust many youngsters for this one. Hoever, Jones, Williams and Elliott regularly seen with first team these days.

New signing Minamino could get involved too.

Everton

Last updated: Mon 06 January 2020 10:26
In Brief

Results solid since Ancelotti took charge. Desperate to end 20-game winless run in Merseyside derby. Gomes and Gbamin remain sidelined. Iwobi, Delph and Bernard doubtful. Schneiderlin welcomed back.

Looking Back

Everton suffered first loss under Ancelotti on Wednesday when edged 1:2 on visit to Man City. Despite defeat display was not too bad and almost immediately since taking charge Italian made Toffees very hard to score against.

Fans hurting badly from ongoing 20-game winless run (D10 L10) in this local derby and all the players are aware of that.

Looking Ahead

Coach Ancelotti using captain Coleman as part of back 3, while 2 wide defenders pushed further up the pitch in 3-5-2 formation. Likely to keep same shape as it has been working well so far.

Italian striker Kean could be picked from the off for this one and he will be highly motivated to shine. Fit-again Schneiderlin also could feature, while Bernard and Delph face late fitness tests. Iwobi unlikely to be passed fit. Still missing Gomes and Gbamin.

Points of Interest

Faced Liverpool at Anfield in FA Cup fixtures both in 2012 and 2018, both times outcome was the same – 1:2 defeats.

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Everton

Last updated: Mon 06 January 2020 10:26
In Brief

Results solid since Ancelotti took charge. Desperate to end 20-game winless run in Merseyside derby. Gomes and Gbamin remain sidelined. Iwobi, Delph and Bernard doubtful. Schneiderlin welcomed back.

Looking Back

Everton suffered first loss under Ancelotti on Wednesday when edged 1:2 on visit to Man City. Despite defeat display was not too bad and almost immediately since taking charge Italian made Toffees very hard to score against.

Fans hurting badly from ongoing 20-game winless run (D10 L10) in this local derby and all the players are aware of that.

Looking Ahead

Coach Ancelotti using captain Coleman as part of back 3, while 2 wide defenders pushed further up the pitch in 3-5-2 formation. Likely to keep same shape as it has been working well so far.

Italian striker Kean could be picked from the off for this one and he will be highly motivated to shine. Fit-again Schneiderlin also could feature, while Bernard and Delph face late fitness tests. Iwobi unlikely to be passed fit. Still missing Gomes and Gbamin.

Points of Interest

Faced Liverpool at Anfield in FA Cup fixtures both in 2012 and 2018, both times outcome was the same – 1:2 defeats.

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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