The last eight (well, nine, for another day or so) left standing in the FA Cup look like a solid collection of tough or tricky opposition. No easy games left. Then again, after dispatching the best team in the land, who are we to fear, right? (Famous last words.)
In any case, after beating Liverpool 2-0 last night, Chelsea’s name was ensconced in a plastic ball, twirled around for a minute in a ceremonial bowl, plucked out gingerly, ripped open violently, and revealed officially to the world to be facing ... fellow top-four contender Leicester City ... in the quarterfinals of this year’s competition.
The FA Cup quarterfinal draw in full is as follows:
Sheffield United vs. Arsenal
Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur OR (LOL!) Norwich City vs. Derby County OR Manchester United
Leicester City vs. CHELSEA
Matches will be played the weekend of March 20-22, with exact dates and times to be set and revealed shortly.