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Callum Jones 9th Mar 2016 - 10:33

FA Cup Opta Facts - 11-13 Mar

FA Cup Opta Facts - Quarter Finals

Everton v Chelsea

  • Everton progressed the last time these sides met in the FA Cup, via penalties in a fourth round replay in 2011.
  • However, Chelsea have been successful in six of the nine FA Cup ties between the sides, including a 2-1 win in the 2009 final at Wembley.
  • Everton have scored exactly three goals in their last two home meetings with Chelsea, including a 3-1 win in the Premier League this season.
  • The Blues have progressed from their last four FA Cup quarter-final ties, going on to win the trophy on three of those occasions (2009, 2010, 2012).
  • The Toffees have reached this stage for the fourth time in the past five seasons. They progressed in 2012, but went out to Wigan in 2013 and Arsenal in 2014 - both of whom went on to lift the trophy.
  • Chelsea have netted in seven of their last eight FA Cup away fixtures, scoring 20 goals in total.
  • Roberto Martinez's side have lost three of their last four home games in all competitions, including throwing away a two-goal against West Ham last weekend (2-3).
  • Guus Hiddink's side have won their last two away games in all competitions, both by a 2-1 scoreline.

Manchester United v West Ham United

  • This is the ninth time these sides have been drawn in the FA Cup - the previous eight have alternated between West Ham progressing twice and Man United progressing twice.
  • The Red Devils have progressed the last two times they've faced West Ham in the FA Cup, meaning West Ham would go through if the sequence was to continue.
  • The Hammers are winless in their last nine trips to Old Trafford in all competitions (D1 L8), since Carlos Tevez's strike kept them in the Premier League on the final day of the 2006/07 season.
  • Manchester United have lost their last two FA Cup home games against fellow Premier League sides, both by a 2-1 scoreline (Swansea in 2014 and Arsenal in 2015).
  • West Ham scored as many goals in their last FA Cup away game as they had in their previous 11 in the competition (5).
  • Louis van Gaal's side were eliminated at this stage last season, to eventual winners Arsenal.
  • West Ham have reached the quarter-final stage for the first time since 2011, when they were eliminated by eventual runners-up Stoke.
  • Man United have won their last four home games in all competitions, netting 12 goals - the same amount they'd scored at Old Trafford in their previous 13 matches.
  • Michail Antonio has scored in his last three appearances for West Ham in all competitions.

Reading v Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace have progressed on all three occasions they've met Reading in the FA Cup - in 1931 (after two replays), 1932 and 1953 (after a replay).
  • Reading have not kept a clean sheet in any of their six FA Cup matches against Crystal Palace.
  • The last five meetings between these sides in Reading in all competitions have produced 24 goals.
  • The Royals have made the quarter-final of the FA Cup for the fifth time in their history, and fourth time since 2010. They made the semi-finals last season, losing out to Arsenal after extra-time.
  • The Eagles have reached their first FA Cup quarter-final since 1995 - beating Wolves in a replay before losing out to Manchester United in the semi-final.
  • Reading have already beaten Premier League opposition in the FA Cup this season, beating West Brom 3-1 in the last round.
  • Crystal Palace have won five of their last six away games in the FA Cup, including each of the last four.
  • The Royals are unbeaten in all nine of their home games in 2016 so far (all competitions - W5 D4).
  • Alan Pardew's side have scored exactly twice in each of their last two away games, though they've failed to win either of them (D1 L1). All four goals were scored by Conor Wickham.

Arsenal v Watford

  • Arsenal have won four of their FA Cup meetings with Watford (L1), including their last meeting in the third round en route to winning the trophy in 2002.
  • However, Watford's solitary win in the competition over Arsenal came the last time they met in north London (3-1 in the 1987 quarter-final).
  • Arsene Wenger's side have won 15 consecutive rounds of the FA Cup. The post-war record is 16, which the Gunners hold (2002-2004).
  • Watford have won all three of their FA Cup games this season by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 21 all-Premier League home FA Cup ties (W15 D6). Their last such defeat came against Leeds in 1997.
  • The Hornets have won their last two FA Cup quarter-final ties, but were beaten semi-finalists both times (2003 and 2007).
  • Arsenal haven't lost three home games in a row in all competitions since November 2002.
  • Quique Sanchez Flores' side have failed to score in each of their last three games in all competitions, since their FA Cup fifth round win over Leeds.





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