The first FA Cup to involve eight top-flight quarter-finalists since 2005/06 continues with Norwich’s first home tie of this edition, with the ‘Canaries’ having failed to score in two Premier League (PL) home defeats since their Fifth Round triumph.
Those consecutive losses have added to a run of five straight PL home games involving Norwich in which just one team has scored. However neutral fans will be hoping Norwich can notch up a fourth straight FA Cup tie featuring both teams finding the back of the net.
Manchester United’s away form has been dominant: they have not been defeated on the road in any competition since visiting Liverpool for a PL contest back in January (W5, D3), earning clean sheets in all five victories. [Read more…]
Chelsea dug out from a deficit to win in the last Premier League (PL) round, establishing them inside the Champions League spots. Candid Lampard’s men have drawn only one of their last 14 serious home matches. Moreover, over Chelsea’s last ten serious home matches, the two groups have scored just twice.
There are still indications of objectives to come, in any case, as Chelsea have seen over 2.5 objectives in four of their last five PL home matches. By and large, their all-out normal yield of 3.1 objectives per coordinate is bettered by the only City in front of this match.
Manchester City, in the interim, has not attracted 14 serious matches from home (W11, L3). Over those 14 matches, 3.29 all out objectives were scored by and large, with City alone scoring 3+ objectives on six events. [Read more…]