Zapsportz FA Cup predictions: comfortable passages for Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal & Spurs

Date: 17th February 2017 at 7:31 pm
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THERE’S nothing better than an FA Cup giant-killing. Sadly, the Zapsportz team – Glenn Hoddle, Harry Harris and Dave Smith – cannot see one happening this weekend.

There’s Lincoln at Burnley; there’s Huddersfield hosting Manchester City; there’s Sutton playing at home to Arsenal. We can’t see a win for any of the lesser lights. Sorry chaps.

Wolves might well give Chelsea a run for their money, but class will tell in the end and manager Paul Lambert admits that his side will have to ‘punch above our weight’ to stay in the game as long as possible.

Either way, he’s sure his side will give it a right, good go and he says: “We will have to do what we are good at and not get drawn into playing Chelsea’s way. We will have to find a way of taking them out of their comfort zone, as we did at Liverpool.”

So much talk in the build-up to the game – for weeks in fact – has been about the future of Diego Costa at Chelsea.

Quoted on the BBC Sport website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38940092 – Blues boss Antonio Conte said of the ongoing speculation: “I don’t know about this situation. I think now it’s very important to be focused on the present and not to look so far forward. At the end of the season we will see the situation.

“Yes, I’m confident (he will stay). I repeat: now it’s important to keep the great concentration for the present. The present is tomorrow’s game against Wolverhampton. We must go in the next round.”

Check out the Zaps’ team’s predictions – and have a go yourself.

GLENN HODDLE

Burnley v Lincoln 4-0

Huddersfield v Manchester City 1-3

Middlesbrough v Oxford  2-0

Millwall v Leicester 1-1

Wolves v Chelsea 0-3

Fulham v Spurs 1-2

Blackburn v Manchester United 0-3

Sutton United v Arsenal 0-5

 

HARRY HARRIS

Burnley v Lincoln 3-0

Huddersfield v Manchester City 0-4

Middlesbrough v Oxford 3-0

Millwall v Leicester 1-0

Wolves v Chelsea 0-3

Fulham v Spurs 0-4

Blackburn v Manchester United 0-2

Sutton United v Arsenal 0-7

 

DAVE SMITH

Burnley v Lincoln 3-1

Huddersfield v Manchester City 1-2

Middlesbrough v Oxford 2-0

Millwall v Leicester 1-3

Wolves v Chelsea 1-3

Fulham v Spurs 1-2

Blackburn v Manchester United 2-3

Sutton United v Arsenal 1-5


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