As we close in on the final run-in for the 2014-2015 season, the fixtures begin to get a little congested again, especially for those clubs still involved in multiple competitions. There aren't too many of those teams left after the shock exits from the last round of the FA Cup for title favorites Chelsea and current champions Manchester City.
Liverpool and Arsenal are the biggest of the clubs remaining in the FA Cup to also take part in additional competitions beyond the Premier League, and with the coveted Champions League places still up for grabs in the Premier League, it will be interesting to see how things are prioritized moving forward.
Of course, they need to actually move ahead from this round to have that challenge available to them, which will be no easy task considering anything can happen in the FA Cup.
The action kicks off today between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion and is followed by Stoke City traveling to take on Blackburn Rovers, Derby County hosting Reading and finally Crystal Palace against Liverpool.
Action continues tomorrow as Aston Villa host Leicester City, Sunderland travel to take on Cinderella story Bradford City, and Arsenal host giant-killers Middlesbrough. The round concludes Monday evening with Manchester United traveling to take on Preston North End.
Which teams do you think will emerge victorious from this round and book their place in the last 8 of the competition?