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FA Cup Fourth Round: Preview

FA Cup Fourth Round: Preview

The FA Cup returns for its Fourth Round this weekend. Will there be as much drama and magic as we saw at the previous stage of the competition?

The action gets started on Friday night, when Chorley Town – the only remaining non-league side in the competition – host the Premier League’s Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Part-time Chorley wrote themselves in the history books with an unlikely win over Derby County in the Third Round, and a win over Wolves wouldn’t be their first.

The Lancashire-based side knocked Wolves out of the FA Cup First Round back in 1985, after two replays. With Nuno Espirito Santos’ side on a winless run of six games in the Premier League, perhaps another shock is in store at Victory Park.

Brighton and Hove Albion had to go all the way to penalties to get past League Two’s Newport County in the Third Round. This Saturday, the Seagulls welcome Blackpool to the Amex.

Blackpool have already eliminated Premier League opposition in the FA Cup this season, eliminating Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion at Bloomfield Road.

Doncaster Rovers upset Championship side Blackburn Rovers in the Third Round, and their win at Ewood Park was rewarded with a Fourth Round tie at West Ham United.

The League One side have now won seven of their last eight games, but face a West Ham team who have won all of their games in 2021.

The prize on offer at the London Stadium is a Fifth Round tie against Manchester United or Liverpool. The two Premier League title candidates recently played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at Anfield, but with Liverpool desperate to find a win, it promises to be a more entertaining game when these sides meet in the Cup on Sunday.

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