Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 5
Mon 02 March 2020 19:45
Referee
Michael Dean
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
1 hour coach
Distance
52 KM

Portsmouth

Last updated: Mon 02 March 2020 08:52
In Brief

Impressive league run continued with a 3:0 win over Rochdale on Friday. Ronan Curtis and Tom Naylor are minor doubts.

Looking Back

Portsmouth continued their fine domestic run with a 3:0 win over Rochdale on Friday.

Pompey are in a tight battle for promotion from League One, but Kenny Jackett has been naming strong sides in the FA Cup and will certainly do the same when his side take on Arsenal.

Looking Ahead

Ronan Curtis and Tom Naylor both picked up knocks in the previous game but are expected to be fit.

Kenny Jackett is expected to be unable to count only on the long-term injury victims.

Points of Interest

Portsmouth have lost their last five FA Cup ties against Premier League opponents when not in the Premier League themselves.

Arsenal

Last updated: Mon 02 March 2020 08:43
In Brief

Early exit from Europe suddenly makes FA Cup very important. Form in 2020 solid – (W6 D4 L1). Short on full-backs with all of Cedric, Chambers, Kolasinac and Tierney sidelined. Mustafi doubtful.

Looking Back

Arsenal stunned in 1:2 home defeat vs. Olympiacos last Thursday, result which saw Gunners exiting Europa League way earlier than expected. Once again inability to defend set pieces proved decisive, both goals conceded after corner-kicks.

This was first defeat of 2020 though, prior that enjoyed 10-game unbeaten run (W6 D4).

In first 2 FA Cup rounds achieved narrow wins vs. Leeds and Bournemouth, with all of the goals in this competition so far scored by teenagers – Nelson, Saka and Nketiah.

Looking Ahead

Coach Arteta expected to select very strong line-up as FA Cup becomes priority for rest of season and only remaining chance for Arsenal to win silverware.

Saka likely to continue filling in at left-back as currently only fit full-back in squad captain Bellerin. All other 4 players in that position sidelined.

Mustafi picked up knock vs. Olympiacos and could miss.

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Arsenal

Last updated: Mon 02 March 2020 08:43
In Brief

Early exit from Europe suddenly makes FA Cup very important. Form in 2020 solid – (W6 D4 L1). Short on full-backs with all of Cedric, Chambers, Kolasinac and Tierney sidelined. Mustafi doubtful.

Looking Back

Arsenal stunned in 1:2 home defeat vs. Olympiacos last Thursday, result which saw Gunners exiting Europa League way earlier than expected. Once again inability to defend set pieces proved decisive, both goals conceded after corner-kicks.

This was first defeat of 2020 though, prior that enjoyed 10-game unbeaten run (W6 D4).

In first 2 FA Cup rounds achieved narrow wins vs. Leeds and Bournemouth, with all of the goals in this competition so far scored by teenagers – Nelson, Saka and Nketiah.

Looking Ahead

Coach Arteta expected to select very strong line-up as FA Cup becomes priority for rest of season and only remaining chance for Arsenal to win silverware.

Saka likely to continue filling in at left-back as currently only fit full-back in squad captain Bellerin. All other 4 players in that position sidelined.

Mustafi picked up knock vs. Olympiacos and could miss.

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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