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FA Cup 3rd round preview

The FA Cup returns on Friday with 3rd round fixtures. All Premier League teams will have a fixture in this round of games with some facing each other.

The third round kicks off with a Premier League clash as Manchester United welcome Everton to Old Trafford. Everton will be seeking to upset a United side that has been in good form in both league and cup competitions. The Reds will look to continue their brilliant run of form at home.

Another key clash will see Wolves host Liverpool at Molineux. Liverpool are not having the best of seasons especially after it was announced that Virgil Van Dijk will be out with a hamstring injury for a while. Liverpool face a Wolves side that has shown signs of resurgence under Spanish tactician Julen Lopetegui. Besides the Champions League, the FA Cup remains Liverpool’s only other competition where they stand a chance of winning.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will face further questions if they are unable to beat a resurgent Wolves side in the FA Cup.

Following another defeat in the league, Southampton will look to win against Crystal Palace as they travel to London to face Patrick Viera’s side.

The biggest tie of the round will see Chelsea visit Manchester City, setting up what will be their third clash already this season. City already knocked Chelsea out of the Carabao Cup and will be keen on repeating the feat in their FA Cup meeting.

Games that end in draws will go to replays. It is equally important to note that this will also happen in the fourth round.

Select FA Cup 3rd round ties.

Friday

Manchester United vs Everton

Saturday

Crystal Palace vs Southampton

Bournemouth vs Burnley

Brentford vs West Ham

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sunday

Manchester City vs Chelsea

Ken Andrew

Ken Andrew

United through and through. January 17th

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