Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Weekend Guide

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Weekend Guide

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WBA v West Ham The Hawthorns, tomorrow, 12.45pm There are no international tournaments for West Ham to worry about this time as they attempt to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Diafra Sakho, who earned the wrath of FIFA after playing in the last round, should feature again along with Enner Valencia up front.

Arsenal v M'boro Emirates Stadium, Sunday, 4pm Standing in the way of Arsenal's hopes of becoming the first side since Chelsea to retain the Cup is a Blues employee. Patrick Bamford is on loan at Boro and will fancy a Premier League hat-trick having scored at Liverpool and Manchester City.

Crystal Palace v Liverpool Selhurst Park, tomorrow, 5.30pm (Cup matches on BT Sport 1) Alan Pardew became a legend at Palace for beating Liverpool in the FA Cup as a player and is now attempting the feat as a manager 25 years later. Liverpool haven't won at Selhurst Park since 1997 and will be without captain Steven Gerrard because of a hamstring injury.

Bolton v Watford Macron Stadium, tomorrow, 3pm Perhaps nice guys don't finish last after all. Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes revealed last week that the players are thriving under "nice guy" boss Slavisa Jokanovic. His methods are paying off with the club having won four of their last five matches.

Charlton v B'ford The Valley, tomorrow, 3pm Charlton's latest manager Guy Luzon is already under pressure after picking up just two points from his first five games. In contrast, Mark Warburton, surprisingly subject to speculation, too, is aiming for a fourth away win in a row for the Bees.

Fulham v Ipswich Craven Cottage, tomorrow, 3pm Bryan Ruiz had hoped to leave ailing Fulham behind by joining Levante on loan, only for the switch to fall through this week. The club could do with the Costa Rica striker for the visit of Ipswich as they attempt to win their first match in six games. …

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