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Having come through two risky FA Cup matches, domineering Coventry City 4-0 at round 4 and outplaying Liverpool 2-1 at round 5, Arsenal moves on to the quarter-finals against Everton scheduled on March 8, 20:45(GMT+8) at the Emirates Stadium. Romelu Lukaku made a goalscoring return from injury as Everton claimed a 1-0 Premier League victory over West Ham on Saturday. Will the Toffees outgun Arsenal, who just lost 1-0 against Stoke City last Saturday?
Wigan Athletic defeated Manchester City last May 2013 at Wembley, 0-1. But with Manuel Pellegrini's men fresh from clinching their first title this season following a superb showdown against Sunderland in the League Cup final, Man City are surely on fire when they host defending champs Wigan on March 10 at 00:05 (GMT+8) at Etihad Stadium for the FA Cup Quarterfinals – a win that will move Manchester City closer to another title.
A 1-3 away victory against Fulham reinforced Chelsea's hold of the top spot of the Premier League table as they are now four points ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal. Chelsea returns to Stamford Bridge to host Tottenham on March 9, 01:30 (GMT+8). With their last win versus Chelsea happening in 2010 via a 2-1 scoreline, Tottenham are intent on winning again over the Blues, and their 3W-2L recent form should look sturdy enough to overcome the host.
In the second Serie A meeting of the season between Juventus and Fiorentina on March 10, 3:45(GMT+8) in Torino, the host remain the heavy favourites to win the clash following their 0-2 shutout of AC Milan. With a recent loss against Lazio (0-1), Fiorentina rest at fourth place of the Serie A table, 24 points behind Juve, but they are nonetheless capable of beating Juve and repeating the 4-2 win of Fiorentina in October of last year.
AS Roma failed to collect all three points as they were held to a goalless draw by Inter on Sunday. Travelling to San Paolo ahead of their Serie A clash against Napoli on March 10, 03:45(GMT+8), Rudi Garcia's men are hungry to avenge their Coppa Italia defeat to Napoli (who won 5-3 on aggreggate in their last showdown) but are poor in away games. In their last five matches, the host team always bags the win.