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Northampton against Derby

Friday 8 a.m. BT Sport 1 Event location Sixfields
Referee Darren England VAR No Opportunities H 10-3 A Evs D 11-4
Head to head Six derby wins, Northampton no; four draws

Keith Curle & # 39; s League Two-side is unbeaten in six games and in the play-off hunt and can make it uncomfortable this season for a Derby team that is hit by off-field problems. The Cobblers have been chasing their first fifth-round appearance since 1970, when they memorablely lost 8-2 to Manchester United, with George Best scoring six goals. Another United legend will be seen when the TV cameras & # 39; s come to Sixfields, although Wayne Rooney may have difficulty equaling those from central midfield. Niall McVeigh

Keith Curle and Nicky Adams celebrate the third round of Northampton at Derby.



Keith Curle and Nicky Adams celebrate the third round of Northampton at Derby. Photo: Pete Norton / Getty Images

QPR v Sheffield Wednesday

Friday 8 a.m. BT Sport Extra Event location Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
Referee Darren England VAR No Opportunities H 9-5 A 9-5 D 5-2
Head to head QPR 25 wins, Wednesday 30; 17 draw

QPR can leave their dark FA Cup record behind; after having left the first hurdle 15 times since the turn of the century, they are one victory from a second voyage to the last 16 consecutive. Garry Monk wants a reaction from his players after the 5-0 home defeat against Blackburn last week led to a training field. His team will have to set up Jordan Hugill, who scored twice earlier this season in the 2-1 victory for Rangers in Hillsborough. NMC

Brentford against Leicester

Saturday 12:45 BBC One Event location Griffin Park
Referee Chris Kavanagh VAR No Opportunities H 3-1 A 10-11 D 5-2
Head to head Brentford six, Leicester 11; 10 draw

As an ambitious, well-run champion club, promotional followers Brentford could view their Cup opponents as a model of where they want to be in five years. Brendan Rodger's first full season seems to end in a top-four finish, with a League Cup final also on the cards. The FA Cup is probably in third place on their priority list, but his team must be ready for battle in a raw Griffin Park. NMC

Brentford v Leicester: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly.



Brentford v Leicester: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly. Photo: The Guardian

Brenftord subs of: Raya, Gunnarsson, Jeanvier, Racic, Thompson, Clarke, Nörgaard, Mokotjo, Yearwood, Valencia, Mbeumo, Canós, Dervisoglu.
Doubtful Canós (competitive fitness)
injured Karelis (knee)

Leicester subs from: Schmeichel, Jakupovic, Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Ndidi, Albrighton, Maddison, Pérez.
injured Vardy (glute, Feb); Mendy (knee), Amartey (ankle), James (competitive fitness, all unknown).

Burnley against Norwich

Saturday 03:00 Event location Peat Moor
Referee Michael Oliver VAR Yes Opportunities H Evs A 3-1 D 5-2
Head to head Burnley 18, Norwich 14; seven draw

Burnley has played out of a tight spot last week. They have put victories over Leicester and Manchester United on the table and now they are right on points with Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Everton, and perhaps in better shape. Without that boost, the Cup could be considered an unnecessary complication. Now the visit of the lower club of the Premier League invites to dreams of the fifth round and beyond. Sean Dyche is likely to let a few players rest, but it is Norwich who can take a break. Paul Wilson

Burnley v Norwich: likely starters in bold, contenders in light.



Burnley v Norwich: likely starters in bold, contenders in light. Photo: The Guardian

Burnley subs from: Pope, Peacock-Farrell, Legzdins, Tarkowski, Taylor, Cork, McNeil, Bardsley, Gudmundsson, Gibson, Wood.
Doubtful Gudmundsson (hamstring), Bardsley (back).
injured Barnes (hernia, Feb).

Norwich subs from: Curl, Roberts, Tettey, Vrancic, Buendia, Duda, Cantwell, McLean, Pukki, Hanley, Drmic.
Doubtful Buendía (thigh), Vrancic (calf), Amadou (knee), McLean.
injured Klose (knee, May), Fährmann (knee, unknown).
Suspended Godfrey (second of three).

Coventry v Birmingham

Saturday 03:00 Event location St. Andrews
Referee Tim Robinson VAR No Opportunities H2-2 A 6-4 D 12-5
Head to head Coventry 17, Birmingham 23; 15 draw

The tenants meet the landlords. Birmingham will be the visitors in their own home on Saturday, with Coventry the designated home team for the draw. The Sky Blues play recently in St Andrew & # 39; s when problems with the Ricoh Arena tumble up. It is a sale, with the allocation of Coventry 10,500 slightly larger than that of Birmingham. Blues fans will have the novelty to be in the end while their team bid for the first time since 2012 to reach the fifth round. Michael Butler

Coventry v Birmingham: likely starters in bold, contenders in light.



Coventry v Birmingham: likely starters in bold, contenders in light. Photo: The Guardian

Coventry subs from: Wilson, Addai, Pask, Eccles, Drysdale, McCallum, Wakefield, Allen, Westbrooke, Kastaneer; Biamou, Bakayoko, Hiwula.
Doubtful Jones (competitive fitness).
injured Jobello, Bartlett (both ACL).

Birmingham subs from: Stockdale, Trueman, Roberts, Harding, Keita Grounds, Bellingham, C Gardner, Sunjic, McEachran, Maghoma, Villalba, Bailey, Bela, Mrabti.
injured Kieftenbeld (knee band).

Millwall v Sheffield United

Saturday 03:00 Event location The Den
Referee Anthony Taylor VAR No Opportunities H 5-2 A 7-5 D 12-5
Head to head Millwall 22, Sheff Utd 23; 10 draw

Chris Wilder made 11 changes to Sheffield United & # 39; s starting eleven for the third-round win against Flyde, but will not repeat such a large-scale change here. With the Premier League survival virtually insured, Wilder feels free to have a tilt to FA Cup glory. "We want to go as far as possible," he said. “But we have to endure an extremely difficult bond at Millwall. It is a difficult place. ”With eight wins in 16 games led by Gary Rowett, the Londoners are in eighth place in the championship. Much may depend on Millwall's priorities, with Rowett's men just two points away from a play-off place. Louise Taylor

Millwall v Sheffield United: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly.



Millwall v Sheffield United: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly. Photo: The Guardian

Millwall subs from: Fielding, Brown, Pearce, Williams, Woods, Leonard, Thompson, Ferguson, Skalak, Bodvarsson, O & Brien.
Doubtful Thompson (single).
injured Leonard (knee), Elliott (hamstring).

Sheffield United subs from: Moore, Verrips, Jagielka, J Robinson, Osborn,
K Freeman, L Freeman, Bryan, McBurnie, Rodwell, C Robinson, Clarke, Smith, Morrison, Besic, Sharp.
Doubtful McGoldrick (foot).

Newcastle v Oxford United

Saturday 03:00 Event location St James & # 39; Park
Referee Robert Jones VAR Yes Opportunities H 2-5 A 7-1 D 4-1
Head to head Newcastle six, Oxford seven; five draws

Newcastle wants to reach the fifth round for the first time since 2006 – the year before Mike Ashley bought the club. Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb was able to make his debut, with Austrian winger Valentino Lazaro ready to join Steve Bruce & # 39; s injured side on loan this Friday. The promotional pursuers of Karl Robinson cannot be underestimated, but, like Newcastle, offer a long list of victims. When Bentaleb plays, this is the first appearance of the former Tottenham player since last April. He has banned the season from Schalke's team for & # 39; disciplinary reasons & # 39 ;. LT

Newcastle v Oxford United: likely starters in bold, contenders in light.



Newcastle v Oxford United: likely starters in bold, contenders in light. Photo: The Guardian

Newcastle subs from: Dubravka, Schär, Shelvey, M Longstaff, Allan, Almirón, Gibson.
Doubtful Joelinton (ankle), Yedlin (knee).
injured Krafth (single, Mar), Carroll (groin, unknown), Lejeune (groin, unknown), Gayle (hamstring, Feb); Dummett (hamstring), Willems (knee), Manquillo (hamstring), Muto (hip), Ki (knock, all long-lasting).

Oxford subs from: Eastwood, Long, Atkinson, Hanson, Baptiste,
Kelly, Agyei, Browne.
injured Henry, Woodburn, Brannagan, Taylor, Forde, Napa.

Portsmouth against Barnsley

Saturday 03:00 Event location Fratton Park
Referee Graham Scott VAR No Opportunities H 5-4 A 2-1 D 12-5
Head to head Barnsley 18, Portsmouth 21; 14 draw

It has been 113 years since these two clubs met for the last time in the FA Cup. Barnsley is in a relegation battle for the championship and this week Bambo Diaby was suspended in the middle of the back in the midst of an ongoing anti-doping investigation. This Cup-collision can be a nice distraction, but Portsmouth still has to lose in the competition at home. Currently undefeated in six games in all competitions, the hosts of Kenny Jackett will have faith in a mini upset. Will Unwin

Portsmouth v Barnsley: likely starters in bold, contenders in light.



Portsmouth v Barnsley: likely starters in bold, contenders in light. Photo: The Guardian

Portsmouth subs from: MacGillivray, Whatmough, Brown, Downing, Casey, Haunstrup, Cannon, McCrorie, Morris, Evans, May, Close, Pitman, Hawkins, Hackett-Fairchild.
Doubtful Bolton, McCrorie (both thighs).

Barnsley subs from: Radlinger, Walton, Sollbauer, Sibbick, Oduor, B Williams, Dougall, Bähre, Simões, Styles, Thiam, Schmidt, Woodrow.
Doubtful Oduor (thigh), Bähre (disease).

Read against Cardiff

Saturday 03:00 Event location Madejski stadium
Referee Marc Edwards VAR No Opportunities H 6-4 A 2-1 D 3-1
Head to head Read 25, Cardiff 23; 21 draw

These two sides can only boast two wins in their last 10 outings between them, both in the third round, against opposition in the lower league. There are only two points and places between the teams in the championship table, without being afraid of relegation or having much hope of promotion, so this should be a free hit for both. Sam Baldock was able to return to Reading's starting line-up after a late goal in Nottingham Forest earned a draw in the midweek. WU

Reading v Cardiff: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly.



Reading v Cardiff: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly. Photo: The Guardian

Read subs from: Rafael, Andresson, Gunter, Burley, McIntyre, Morrison, Howe, Blackett, Watson, Richards, Swift, Adam, Olise, Loader, Boyé, Puscas.
Doubtful Meïté (personal reasons).
injured Lucas João (thigh), Yiadom (knee).

Cardiff subs of: Etheridge, Day, Bennett, Flint, Nelson, Traoré, Cunningham, Richards, Ralls, Pack, Whyte, Glatzel, Bogle.
Doubtful Peltier (dead leg).
injured Ward (concussion), Mendez-Laing (thigh), Vassell.

Southampton against Tottenham

Saturday 03:00 Event location St Mary & # 39; s Stage
Referee Peter Bankes VAR Yes Opportunities H 9-5 A 7-5 D 5-2
Head to head Southampton 39, Spurs 56; 30 draw

Southampton is lacking in defense, with Cédric Soares and Jannik Vestergaard excluded after injuries in the midweek win at Palace. Shane Long is also absent, but Danny Ings came from the bank in Selhurst Park; maybe a sign from Ralph Hasenhüttl likes a Cup run. This trophy is José Mourinho & # 39; s best chance for silverware this season, but his party lost meekly here on New Year's Day and rumors of dissatisfaction in the camp persist. With Harry Winks injured, January recruit Gedson Fernandes was able to get his first Spurs start. NMC

Southampton v Tottenham: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly.



Southampton v Tottenham: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly. Photo: The Guardian

Southampton subs of: McCarthy, Lewis, Bednarek, Valery, Vokins, Slattery, Højbjerg, Smallbone, Ramsay, Redmond, Sims, McQueen, Armstrong, Obafemi, N’Lundulu.
Doubtful Valery (disease), Bednarek (achilles).
injured Vestergaard (concussion), long (knee), soares (knee, feb).

Tottenham subs from: Form, Austin, Alderweireld, Aurier, Foyth, Walker-Peters, Animal, Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Parrott.
injured Winks (single), Davies (single, both Feb); Kane (thigh), Sissoko (knee, both apr.).

West Ham against West Brom

Saturday 03:00 Event location London Stadium
Referee Stuart Attwell VAR Yes Opportunities H 5-6 A 3-1 D 13-5
Head to head West Ham 39, West Brom 40; 25 draw

Despite all the hype about Slaven Bilic's return to London Stadium, the manager of West Brom is more concerned than the FA Cup. The promotion attempt at West Brom has lost a little momentum and the leaders of the championship were able to make a large number of changes, although they may still have missed their chances of making a small switch. The survival of the Premier League in West Ham is at stake and David Moyes will monitor Wednesday's visit from Liverpool. Jacob Steinberg

West Ham v West Brom: likely starters in bold, contenders in light.



West Ham v West Brom: likely starters in bold, contenders in light. Photo: The Guardian

West Ham subs from: Randolph, Ngakia, Cardoso, Ogbonna, Reid, Snodgrass, Masuaku, Rosa, Noble, Haller.
Doubtful Snodgrass (knee), Masuaku, Ogbonna (punches).
injured Anderson (back, feb), Fabianski (thigh, Jan 29), Fredericks (hamstring, feb), Wilshere (pelvis), Yarmolenko (thigh, feb).

West Brom subs of: Johnstone, Al-Habsi, Ajayi, Bartley, Wilson, Ferguson, Livermore, Phillips, Pereira, Burke, Sawyers, Leko, Willock, Field, Edwards, Zohore, Robson-Kanu.
injured Diangana, Gibbs (both hamstring).

Hull against Chelsea

Saturday 5:30 AM BT Sport 1 Event location Kcom Stadium
Referee Craig Pawson VAR No Opportunities H 6-1 A 1-2 D 4-1
Head to head Hull four, Chelsea 33; 10 draw

Frank Lampard takes the FA Cup seriously and expects a relatively strong side against Championship mid-table side Hull, a team that scored Lampard three times in six games. Tammy Abraham is eliminated with an ankle injury and the manager of Chelsea, who will start Willy Caballero in the goal instead of the struggling Kepa Arrizabalaga, wants Michy Batshuayi to feel his presence in front. Reece James and Christian Pulisic are also out for the visitors. Jacob Steinberg

Hull v Chelsea: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly.



Hull v Chelsea: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly. Photo: The Guardian

Hull subs of: Lung, Mannion, Kingsley, McKenzie, Fleming, Stewart, Bowler, Milinkovic, Honeyman, Henriksen, Irvine, Kane, Magennis, Grosicki, Lewis-Potter.
Doubtful Kingsley (thigh)
injured Elderberry (calf, feb), Toral (knee, feb), De Wijs (calf), Pennington (groin),

Chelsea subs from Arrizabalaga, Cumming, Broja, Emerson, Rudiger, Christensen, Anjorin, Jorginho, Kanté, Gilmour, Maatsen, Willian, Giroud.
injured Abraham (ankle, feb), James (knee, feb), Pulisic (adductor, feb), Van Ginkel (knee), Loftus-Cheek (achilles)

Manchester City against Fulham

Sunday 1 hour & # 39; noon BBC One Event location Etihad Stadium
Referee Kevin friend VAR Yes Opportunities H 1-8 A 28-1 D 4-1
Head to head Man City 33, Fulham 17; 16 draw

The return of Aymeric Laporte in the midweek win at Sheffield United was a welcome boost when the business end of the season was introduced. With City & # 39; s title defense almost over, retaining the Cup has increased allure. Fulham defeated City 11 years ago for the last time – the second of two consecutive Premier League victories on Etihad – so knocking out the holders for the BBC cameras would be a shock of added value. Jamie Jackson

Man City against Fulham: likely starters in bold, contenders in light.



Man City against Fulham: likely starters in bold, contenders in light. Photo: The Guardian

Subs of Carson, Angeliño, Harwood-Bellis, Otamendi, Doyle, Cancelo, Stones, Mendy, Rodri, Fernandinho, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Agüero.
Doubtful Stones (knock), Mendy (muscle).
injured Sané (knee, Feb).

Subs of Bettinelli, Archer, Kongolo, Ream, Odoi, Cissé, Cairney.
Doubtful Reed (calf)
injured Le Marchand (unknown), Knockaert (hamstring), Mitrovic (single), Karama, Kabano.

Tranmere against Manchester United

Sunday 03:00 BT Sport 1 Event location Prenton Park
Referee Lee Mason VAR No Opportunities H 7-1 A 2-5 D 7-2
Previous meeting United 5-0 Tranmere (League Cup, 1976)

The visit of Manchester United to Prenton Park is good for almost every square with & # 39; traditional FA Cup ties & # 39 ;: worn field, wrestling in the lower division for a demolition and with a scalp under their belt, out of shape large club looks vulnerable, sold out audience. This feels like a draw that matters. Ole Gunnar Solskjær & # 39; s United may have other fish for frying, but they can't afford to slip away here just for morale. Solskjær is already hampered by injuries and probably plays a fairly strong side against the hosts of Mickey Mellon, who are supported – if exhausted – by the overthrow of Watford on Thursday. Tom Davies

Tranmere v Man Utd: likely starters in bold, contenders in light.



Tranmere v Man Utd: likely starters in bold, contenders in light. Photo: The Guardian

Tranmere subs from: Pilling, Woods, Ellis, Gumbs, Clarke, Potter, Gilmour, Spellman, Ferrier, Hepburn-Murphy.
injured Banks (quad, feb).

Man Utd subs from: De Gea, Grant, Chong, Garner, Gomes, Maguire, Pereira, Wan-Bissaka, James, Lindelöf, Williams.
Doubtful Fosu-Mensah (competitive fitness), Lindelöf (illness).
injured McTominay (knee, feb), Pogba (ankle, feb), Tuanzebe (thigh, feb), Rashford (backside, apr), Rojo (leg, mrt).

Shrewsbury against Liverpool

Sunday 7 a.m. BBC One Event location New meadow
Referee Andre Marriner VAR No Opportunities H 13-2 A 4-9 D 4-1
Previous meeting Shrewsbury 0-4 Liverpool (1996)

A party consisting of frills and academy players was enough to see Everton's first team in the third round, and Jürgen Klopp is expected to keep confidence with many of those young people, while he would like to allow Fabinho and Dejan Lovren some time after the injury. The Sam Ricketts team is 16th in League One and has won only once in their last seven games – the repeat of the third round against Bristol City. They also showed Cup-descent last season and took a lead of two goals at home for Wolves before they finally lost in a repeat in the fourth round. Andy Hunter

Shrewsbury against Liverpool: likely starters in bold, contenders in light.



Shrewsbury against Liverpool: likely starters in bold, contenders in light. Photo: The Guardian

Shrewsbury subs of: Gregory, Walker, Beckles, Sears, Hart, Edwards, Lang, Taylor, Vela, Rowland, Cummings, Okenabirhie.
injured Vincelot (hip).

Liverpool subs from: Alisson, Kelleher, Hoever, van den Berg, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum, Minamino.
Doubtful Lallana (disease), Lovren (thigh).
injured Shaqiri (calf, feb); Milner (thigh), Mané (thigh), Keïta (groin), Clyne (knee, all unknown).

Bournemouth against Arsenal

Monday 8 a.m. BT Sport 1 Event location Vitality Stadium
Referee Martin Atkinson VAR Yes Opportunities H 3-1 A 5-1 D 4-5
Head to head Bournemouth one, Arsenal eight; two draws

Monday night's television game gives both teams the chance to accelerate after positive Premier League screenings. Eddie Howe pursues the kind of statement victory that was missing this season, while Mikel Arteta does not have to recall the years when the Cup Arsenal came to the rescue. Even lifting the trophy would not heal the wounds if Bournemouth goes down or Arsenal stays in the middle of the table. That said, the value of a win should not be underestimated – both teams have only won six league wins each season. Niall McVeigh NMC

Bournemouth v Arsenal: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly.



Bournemouth v Arsenal: likely starters in bold, contenders slightly. Photo: The Guardian

Bournemouth subs from: Boruc, Ramsdale, Stacey, Gosling, Francis, L Cook, Aké, Smith, Lerma, Taylor, Stanislas, Surridge.
Doubtful Stanislas, Stacey (thigh).
injured Danjuma (single, feb), King (thigh, feb); Brooks (ankle), Daniels (knee), Mepham (knee), Ibe (thigh).

Arsenal subs from: Leno, Mustafi, Willock, Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Torreira, Lacazette.
injured Tierney (shoulder, March); Kolasinac (thigh, feb), Nelson (thigh, feb), rooms (Aug).
Suspended David Luiz (one game), Aubameyang (last game of three).

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