The FA Cup sixth round is upon us and by the end of the weekend, four teams will have punched their tickets to a Wembley FA Cup semifinal.
This weekend’s English Premier League action has taken a massive hit as only four fixtures will be played. But any fantasy football or daily fantasy sports fan that plays in an FA Cup sixth round competition will have plenty of top players to choose from.
Arsenal need to recover from UCL humiliation
Fifth-tier football club Lincoln City are the lowest level team still alive in the FA Cup. The Imps will travel to London to play Arsenal at the Emirates. The team weren’t blinded by Premier League stars in the fifth round, but the team’s win over Burnley at Turf Moor pales in comparison to what the Imps will experience against Arsenal.
Arsenal beat Sutton United in the last round, although “Pie Gate” got more headlines coming out of the fixture than the Gunners. Arsene Wenger’s men are coming off of Champions League humiliation, losing to Bayern Munich on aggregate 10-2. Will 2017 finally see Wenger leave the Emirates?
Will Manchester City bore us to death, again?
Middlesbrough host Manchester City in Saturday’s first game. Pep Guardiola’s team played out a bore draw with Stoke in midweek as the hot and cold Manchester City stars failed to win for a 10th time in the Premier League this season.
Middlesbrough haven’t been great in the league. The team have scored the fewest goals (19) and sit in the relegation zone. Defensively, Middlesbrough have been better, giving up just 30 tallies.
The Riverside Stadium outfit will be tough competition, but the team will have an eye on their plight for Premier League survival. The doom of relegation could be the difference in going to the semifinals and focusing on the league.
Tottenham’s tough task
Tottenham host Millwall on the back of consecutive wins. Millwall upset Leicester City in the fifth round, but the FA Cup sixth round against Tottenham will be a completely different task altogether.
Millwall are undefeated in their last six matches in all competitions. Millwall’s defence has kept a clean sheet in its last three FA Cup matches.
Meanwhile, Spurs have score two or more goals in six out of their last seven FA Cup games.
Can Mourinho continue cup success?
The final FA Cup sixth round game will take place on Sunday as English Premier League leaders Chelsea play Manchester United. Chelsea have dominated the last six fixtures between the two teams. The Blues humiliated Jose Mourinho’s side 4-0 back in October.
The Champions-elect have been excellent this season and could win a domestic double in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge. However, Mourinho has turned Manchester United into a pure cup team. They have already lifted the English Football League Cup. Could the FA Cup be next?
The FA Cup sixth round will be a weekend of nonstop action for DFS and FPL fans who are in cup competitions. Who will make the semifinal by weekend’s end? Will there be any surprise? Let’s find out.