– The FA Cup quarter draws have been concluded on Sunday February 17
– A host of the big teams will be avoiding fellow tough opposition
– The FA Cup quarter-final games will be played over the weekend of March 17/18
The FA Cup quarter draw have been concluded on Sunday February 17 with a host of the big teams avoiding the big opposition.
Antonio Conte Chelsea side will travel away to Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-final as the top four clubs were all kept apart from each other.
Manchester United, fresh from their 2-0 win against Huddersfield, will welcome fellow Premier League side Brighton to Old Trafford.
Romelu Lukaku brace was enough for the Red Devils at the John Smith’s Stadium as Jose Mourinho’s men look to win a second FA Cup in three years.
Sheffield Wednesday/Swansea got the first draw, and they will come up against either Rochdale or Tottenham.
The Swans were held to a goalless draw at the Hillsborough Stadium in Saturday’s early kick-off, while Spurs will face the League One strugglers on Sunday.
Rochdale are currently rooted to the bottom of the table after picking up just five wins in 28 games, but are hoping to pull off a miracle against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
While the winner of Wigan against Manchester City will face Southampton at home.
The Citizens will be looking for revenge after they suffered a humiliating 1-0 defeat against the Latics in the 2013 FA Cup final.
The Saints meanwhile beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday, leaving Alan Pardew hanging onto his job by a thread.
Quarter final draw:
1. Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City v Rochdale or Tottenham Hotspur
2 Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion
3 Leicester City v Chelsea
4 Wigan Athletic or Manchester City v Southampton
The FA Cup quarter – final games will be played over the weekend of March 17/18.