FA Cup Premier League — 01 April 2013

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson There are two big games later today, one in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup.

The Premier League game is this evening at Craven Cottage, where Fulham host London rivals QPR. This could be a key game at the bottom of the Premier League table.

The visitors are seven points away from safety and if they are going to keep their slim hopes of survival alive they will need a victory at Craven Cottage.

Harry Redknapp’s men have won two out of their last three games to give their fans hopes of survival.

They moved off the bottom of the table on Saturday, after rivals Reading lost 4-1 at Arsenal. The Hoops have taken just 10 points away from home this season, but are desperate for a victory against their rivals.

Fulham need just one win to realistically secure their Premier League status for another season. Martin Jol’s side are six points clear of the relegation zone and on a four match unbeaten run.

Elsewhere, Chelsea hosts Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in an FA Cup quarter-final replay in the lunchtime kick-off. Both teams rested players in their weekend fixtures and will welcome back a host of key players for this clash.

The first game ended 2-2 at Old Trafford, after United raced into an early two goal lead. The Blues hit back though and came close to winning the game, but Juan Mata missed a fantastic chance near the end.

United could welcome back the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Javier Hernandez to the starting line-up. Centre-back Rio Ferdinand is also expected to return after missing the game at Sunderland.

Chelsea should also bring back the likes of Juan Mata, Ashley Cole and Eden Hazard into the squad for the clash. This should be a superb spectacle involving two of the best teams in the country.

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