After two days of New Year Premier League actions that produced 25 goals, comprising eight victories, eight defeats and two draws, premier league clubs shift attention today to the FA cup.
While eight clubs viz table toppers Liverpool, Arsenal, West Ham United, Manchester City, Watford, Southampton, Leicester City and Aston Villa who recorded victories will be hoping to continue their winning efforts; those who lost and pulled a draw respectively will be hoping to record victories in the FA cup.
Nigerian born Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham and his teammates only managed to get a draw against Brighton & Hove Albion on 1st January and have been tipped to record victory against Nottingham Forest.
The duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, enjoyed a 3-0 victory over Newcastle, and have been pitched against Wigan Athletic in today’s FA Cup clash.
In some other ties billed for today, Manchester City take on Port Vale in a tie they are expected to win with ease, Manchester United battle Wolverhampton in what looks live premier league clash,
Tottenham lock horns against Middlesbrough while Crystal Palace take on Derby County who have beefed up with the coming of former Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney on Sunday.
Perhaps the melting point of the FA Cup pairs will be that of Sunday when Liverpool will take on Everton.
Arsenal versus Leeds United will close curtain on FA cup on Monday another test for Gunners coach Arteta whose boys recorded an emphatic 2-0 victory over Manchester United at the Emirates on January1.