The FA Cup is the oldest football trophy on the planet, which every football player dreams of winning. The current season has already given us a lot of surprises, but there is still a lot of interesting events in the future.
The favorites of the competition are about the same clubs that are fighting for victory in the English Premier League. Among the most obvious contenders are:
- Manchester United;
- Manchester City;
FA Cup is famous for giving unexpected surprised.
Even the teams from lower divisions can tune in to one significant match, so they often reach the decisive stage of the tournament. It is even more interesting to watch football scores today, when it is time for the Cup matches. Often it comes to extra time, penalties or replays. However, the officials are going to cancel replays, because they often take too much effort from the players.
Will Chelsea Defend Its Trophy?
The previous season, the FA Cup was won by London Chelsea, and this time the Aristocrats will have an extremely difficult time protecting the title. In order to do this, they have to go through a long tournament distance. As a rule, a lot depends on the draw. It is clear that at the final stages there are no weak teams, but there is still a possibility that the opponent will be not too strong.
Chelsea have a good and balanced lineup, so Maurizio Sarri can rotate the players up to a certain stage, which is unlikely to have such a big impact on the results of his players. This time a lot of attention is focused on the tournament, because already from the starting rounds the grandees fielded the main lineup, which once again emphasized their serious attitude to the Cup, as well as their desire to win this honorary trophy and put it in their club’s museum.
Not only the fans inside the country, but also far beyond its borders are following the development of events in the FA Cup. The decisive matches of the tournament are traditionally held at Wembley, which attracts fans from all over the country. It has now become much easier to follow the events of this tournament, as well as other championships thanks to the website of sports statistics. It offers the results of the games, the schedule of the upcoming matches, as well as detailed analytics.
Statistical information from professionals will also help you to better navigate the world of football and discover a lot of new things.