It used to be known as the Cup that cheers. And FA Cup quarter-final day especially would be a raucous, boisterous cacophony of sound.
But not this season.
Not in post-lockdown England.
But fans can still get to see the 2019/20 FA Cup quarter-final matches – some of them for free! Here's the when, where and how to watch for this weekend's Cup ties.
Norwich v Man Utd – Saturday, BBC1. 5.30pm
The Canaries are heading back to The Championship – and clinging to the hope that they can do a Wigan on the way and lift the FA Cup. But after two games post Project Restart – and no goals scored – that looks an even longer shot than the 40/1 thepools.com have on a Norwich Cup win.
They are 13/2 with thepools.com to score a Cup upset in 90 minutes.
United are second favourites to win the Cup behind neighbours City at 6/1 and are fairly priced at 4/9 to win at Carrow Road . United to win to nil at 23/20 has to be considered.
Sheffield United v Arsenal, Sunday, 1pm BT Sport 1
Arsenal finally broke their post-restart duck by beating Southampton on Thursday, but 2/1 with thepools.com is still surely too big for a Blades' win? If this was a match with a baying Yorkshire crowd inside Bramall Lane those odds would look generous in the extreme, but of course it isn't. But it still looks like a tie in which to take on The Gunners. Arsenal are 7/5 if you fancy them to build on Thursday's win.
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Leicester v Chelsea, Sunday 4pm BT Sport 1
Arguably the tie of the round pitches Champions League chasing, but faltering, Leicester City against Champions League chasing but flying Chelsea. Much depends on how much the experience of beating the recently deposed champions on Thursday took out of Frank Lampard's men – and 9/4 for a draw after 90 minutes is worth considering. The home side are Evens with thepools.com while Chelsea are a fractionally tighter 4/5 to build on Thursday's fine victory.
Newcastle v Man City, Sunday, BBC 1 6.30pm
Yes Man City lost again on Thursday – for the eighth time this term – but despite looking vulnerable on the counter they also looked formidable going forward and are understandably 4/5 favourites to win the Cup. Newcastle don't have anything like Chelsea's counter-attacking quality which is why they're a big 12/1 just to beat City. And we can't see anyone getting rich by taking advantage of that price. Likewise taking any of the 2/11 on City to win on Tyneside.
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