A couple of weekends ago, we witnessed some classic FA Cup third round ties- and more than a few draws. So with the chance of it going to penalties, will the mid-week fixtures give us even more drama? Below we preview three key games, along with serving you all the latest news on the likes of Wilfried Saha and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Stoke v Crystal Palace- Tony Pulis' side will host Championship high-flyers Palace, looking to reestablish The Stadium of Light as a fortress after their 0 - 4 drubbing at the hands of Chelsea at the weekend. Eagles fans will be watching with baited breath as they watch to see if Wilfried Zaha will make an appearance- many believe he is on his way to Manchester United. Prediction: Stoke 1 - 1 Crystal Palace (Crystal Palace to win on penalties)
Wednesday 16 January
Arsenal v Swansea- After their terrific victory over Chelsea in the League Cup, Michael Laurup's side will fancy their chances against an unreliable Arsenal. Wenger claimed his team were "dodgy" following their 0 - 2 loss against Man City at the weekend. A betting man would definitely stick a wager on Swansea's Michu to pop up with a goal, who has netted 16 times for the Swans this season. Prediction: Arsenal 0 - 2 Swansea
Man United v West Ham- Joe Cole's homecoming was almost ideal, until Man United fought back to take the tie back to Old Trafford for a replay. Of course, Fergie's men will now be favourites to progress in the tournament. However, one should not write West Ham off- the FA Cup seems to bring out the best in East London side. Van Persie will definitely be one to watch, but can Joe Cole steal the headlines? Prediction: Man United 3 - 0 West Ham
Wilfried Zaha is due to be making a move to Manchester United very soon- the youngster even tweeted about it but later removed the post.
Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid for the forseeable future despite interest from Manchester United, The Sun has reported.
Pep Guardiola's future is at Man City, it has been reported- the Spaniard views City as true challengers of Barcelona's crown of "world's best club".