Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 4
Sat 25 January 2020 12:45
Referee
Chris Kavanagh
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
1 hour coach
Distance
72 KM

Brentford

Last updated: Sat 25 January 2020 06:24
In Brief

Missed opportunity to move even closer to top 2 when held to 0:0 away draw by Huddersfield. Trying to extend run of 7 consecutive home wins, but FA Cup not a priority. Canos, Forss and Karelis remain sidelined. Benrahma missing for personal reasons. Jansson and Jensen major doubts.

Looking Back

Brentford dominated away game vs. Huddersfield but failed to capitalise on chances created and had to settle for 0:0 draw. Result particularly frustrating with top 2 sides losing in this round.

Bees known for aggressive home displays and they currently enjoy run of 7 consecutive home wins. Only 1 time so far this season conceded more than 1 goal at home, this was back in mid-October and still won game 3:2.

Looking Ahead

Coach Frank would like to test his players against top-flight opponents, but still he focuses mainly on the league and some rotation likely.

Macrondes back from loan and could be given chance to prove himself. Also Jeanvier could start in heart of defence with Jansson major doubt.

Jensen also serious doubt after sitting out last game, while none of 3 long-term absentees back in training. On top of that in-form Benrahma absent after death of his father.

Leicester City

Last updated: Sat 25 January 2020 06:25
In Brief

Top 3 finish in league looks already secured and can afford to pay greater attention to FA Cup. Both Mendy and top scorer Vardy injured in midweek and now set to miss.

Looking Back

Foxes secured comfortable 4:1 home win vs. West Ham on Wednesday to cement top 3 position even further. Perez netted brace in game, but there were bad news for 2 of starters as they had to leave pitch injured.

Leicester already in semi-finals of League Cup and having best season in history in Premier League too. With position in the league solid can afford to focus seriously on FA Cup too.

Looking Ahead

Coach Rodgers set to be without injured on Wednesday Mendy and Vardy, with latter leading top scorer in Premier League and expected to be bitterly missed. In his absence Iheanacho will be given chance to lead attack.

Rotation likely and after being rested in midweek now Fuchs and Praet hope to be picked from the off. Albrighton and Gray also pushing for playing time.

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Transfer in
  • Halil Dervişoğlu (att) - Sparta Rotterdam; Emiliano Marcondes (mid) Midtjylland - end of loan; Marcus Forss (att) Wimbledon - end of loan;
Probable Bench
Transfer in
  • Halil Dervişoğlu (att) - Sparta Rotterdam; Emiliano Marcondes (mid) Midtjylland - end of loan; Marcus Forss (att) Wimbledon - end of loan;

Leicester City

Last updated: Sat 25 January 2020 06:25
In Brief

Top 3 finish in league looks already secured and can afford to pay greater attention to FA Cup. Both Mendy and top scorer Vardy injured in midweek and now set to miss.

Looking Back

Foxes secured comfortable 4:1 home win vs. West Ham on Wednesday to cement top 3 position even further. Perez netted brace in game, but there were bad news for 2 of starters as they had to leave pitch injured.

Leicester already in semi-finals of League Cup and having best season in history in Premier League too. With position in the league solid can afford to focus seriously on FA Cup too.

Looking Ahead

Coach Rodgers set to be without injured on Wednesday Mendy and Vardy, with latter leading top scorer in Premier League and expected to be bitterly missed. In his absence Iheanacho will be given chance to lead attack.

Rotation likely and after being rested in midweek now Fuchs and Praet hope to be picked from the off. Albrighton and Gray also pushing for playing time.

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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