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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs triumph in fourth round as Brighton knocked out by Middlesbrough: FA Cup predictions

Huddersfield will be held to a draw by Birmingham, while Southampton and Watford will draw one of the three all Premier League ties.

Eden Hazard and Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways in the FA Cup on Sunday. David Klein / Reuters
Eden Hazard and Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways in the FA Cup on Sunday. David Klein / Reuters

It is FA Cup fourth round weekend. Here are predictions on the games involving Premier League sides.

It has been a good week for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United and it should get even better at Yeovil Town. Jason Cairnduff / Action Images via Reuters
It has been a good week for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United and it should get even better at Yeovil Town. Jason Cairnduff / Action Images via Reuters

Yeovil Town 0 Manchester United 4

Friday, 11.45pm

Why? United are beginning to get up some momentum and this week have been boosted with the news of a new contract for manager Jose Mourinho, and the the signing of Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is set to make his debut on Friday and United should be too far good for Yeovil.

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Leicester City's Jamie Vardy, right, and Riyad Mahrez are in good form. David Klein / Reuters
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy, right, and Riyad Mahrez are in good form. David Klein / Reuters

Peterborough United 1 Leicester City 3

Saturday, 4.30pm

Why? Leicester had to go to a replay to get past Fleetwood in the last round, but with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez back to full fitness they should comfortably book their spot in the last 16.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner. Peter Powell / Reuters
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner. Peter Powell / Reuters

Huddersfield Town 1 Birmingham City 1

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Huddersfield's Premier League form has plummeted in recent weeks, with just three points from their past six games. With manager David Wagner considering resting players to concentrate on the league, Birmingham, despite their own struggles in the Championship, could cause a surprise here.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton. Bryn Lennon / Getty Images
Brighton manager Chris Hughton. Bryn Lennon / Getty Images

Middlesbrough 1 Brighton and Hove Albion 0

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Chris Hughton's Brighton are another side struggling, with no wins in their past five league games. Middlesbrough are beginning to find their feet under new manager Tony Pulis and the Championship side can spring an upset here.

Swansea will be keen to build on their surprise win over Liverpool on Monday. Michael Steele / Getty Images
Swansea will be keen to build on their surprise win over Liverpool on Monday. Michael Steele / Getty Images

Notts County 1 Swansea City 2

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Swansea would have been major contenders for a cup exit prior to Monday, but the win over Liverpool should galvanise them. Carlos Carvalhal's men should have too much for their League Two opponents.

Watford's new manager Javi Gracia takes charge of his first game on Saturday since taking over from Marco Silva. Peter Cziborra / Action Images via Reuters
Watford's new manager Javi Gracia takes charge of his first game on Saturday since taking over from Marco Silva. Peter Cziborra / Action Images via Reuters

Southampton 1 Watford 1

Saturday, 7pm

Why? The sides drew 2-2 in the Premier League earlier this month and this could be another stalemate. Southampton are on a wretched run in the league and have not won since November 26. Watford have a new manager in Javi Gracia, but have a lot of injuries so honours even here.

West Ham United will to Marko Arnautovic for inspiration. Catherine Ivill / Getty Images
West Ham United will to Marko Arnautovic for inspiration. Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

Wigan Athletic 1 West Ham United 2

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Wigan are flying high at the top of League One, but David Moyes has made West Ham resilient since taking over in November. With Marko Arnautovic in good form, the London side should evade this potential banana skin.

Tottenham Hotspur will look to Harry Kane for the goals at Newport County. Gerry Penny / EPA
Tottenham Hotspur will look to Harry Kane for the goals at Newport County. Gerry Penny / EPA

Newport County 0 Tottenham Hotspur 4

Saturday, 9.30pm

Why? Tottenham's forward line-up of Harry Kane and Dele Alli will fancy a few goals here. Tottenham are still in the Uefa Champions League, but they will be taking the FA Cup very seriously having not won it since 1991.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, left, and Mohamed Salah will look to bounce back to form against West Bromwich Albion. Stu Forster / Getty Images
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, left, and Mohamed Salah will look to bounce back to form against West Bromwich Albion. Stu Forster / Getty Images

Liverpool 3 West Bromwich Albion 1

Saturday, 11.45pm

Why? Liverpool will be anxious to bounce back after their shock loss to Swansea on Monday. West Brom held Liverpool to a goalless draw in December, but Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will likely make amends for that blank this time around.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte saw his side lose in the League Cup in midweek. John Sibley / Action Images via Reuters
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte saw his side lose in the League Cup in midweek. John Sibley / Action Images via Reuters

Chelsea 2 Newcastle United 1

Sunday, 4.30pm

Why? Chelsea are stuggling of late with a mixture of poor form, injuries and suspension to blame. Newcastle can make it tough for them, but Antonio Conte's men will just have the edge here.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City face Championship side Cardiff City. Stu Forster / Getty Images
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City face Championship side Cardiff City. Stu Forster / Getty Images

Cardiff City 0 Manchester City 3

Sunday, 8pm

Why? Pep Guardiola's men have had some difficult encounters with Championship sides in the League Cup as they were tested by both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol City. But City will be too strong for Cardiff as Guardiola's men stay on track in their bid for a quadruple.

Bonus predictions

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Reading 1

Hull City 1 Nottingham Forest 3

Millwall 2 Rochdale 0

MK Dons 1 Coventry City 1

Sheffield United 2 Preston North End 0