Three all-Premier League ties await in the remaining quarter-finals of the FA Cup as we rapidly approach the business end of the competition.
On Saturday, Everton welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park in what promises to be a thrilling encounter, while on Sunday holders Arsenal host Watford.
Following that will be Manchester United against West Ham United at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils looking to bounce back from their Europa League disappointment against Liverpool on Thursday.
Here is the schedule for the remaining quarter-finals, including TV and live streaming information:
|Saturday, Mar 12||5:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.||Everton vs. Chelsea||BBC One/Fox Sports 2 USA|
|Sunday, Mar 13||1:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.||Arsenal vs. Watford||BT Sport 2, Fox Sports 1 USA|
|Sunday, Mar 13||4 p.m./11 a.m.||Manchester United vs. West Ham United||BT Sport 2, Fox Sports 1 USA|
Everton vs. Chelsea
After their exit from the Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, the FA Cup represents Chelsea's only chance of winning a trophy this season.
Guus Hiddink lifted the cup in his first spell in charge and will undoubtedly be determined to do so again.
When the two sides last met, they produced a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge in January—though Toffees manager Roberto Martinez will be eager to avoid a repeat of that result with his side twice letting slip the lead, a recurring theme of their season as journalists Richard Buxton and Phil McNulty note:
Everton have lost 45 points from winning positions under Roberto Martinez since 2013. A damning stat if ever there was one #EFC— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) March 8, 2016
The phrase "2-0 is the most dangerous lead in football" could have been invented for Roberto Martinez. Proving it with regularity.— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) March 5, 2016
Per BBC Sport, Martinez said ahead of the game:
When you see the work of the players and then you don't get the rewards you deserve, it is painful.
[It is] a pain we share with all the fans. The frustration is there. We've seen outstanding signs this season and that is why it is so frustrating to see in games where we are winning, we throw it away.
I don't see it as a make-or-break [game]. I see it as the type of game we want to be involved in. We have the advantage of playing it at Goodison, and we could achieve something really special.
Some believe the Spaniard needs to take more responsibility for the team's failings, such as Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News:
Textbook Martinez blaming a lack of luck for Everton blowing another lead. Might help if he coached his players to actually defend.— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) March 5, 2016
Chelsea will be eager to shake off their midweek disappointment and stand an excellent chance of progressing, having only lost to PSG under Hiddink in his second spell in charge, even if Everton take the lead.
The Blues will be particularly optimistic of their chances if Diego Costa is able to play after being substituted due to injury on Wednesday. Prior to that, the striker capped an outstanding performance with an impressive goal, per BT Sport Football:
If he's able to feature, Chelsea could pile more pressure on Martinez.
Manchester United vs. West Ham United
One manager hoping to ease the mounting pressure on his head is United boss Louis van Gaal.
After giving United brief cause for optimism with wins over Arsenal and Watford, the Dutchman is once again teetering on the edge at Old Trafford following defeats to West Bromwich Albion and bitter rivals Liverpool.
Luckhurst criticised their first-half performance against the Reds:
Spineless half from #mufc. A performance worthy of the gutless efforts at Anfield between 2008-12 so far.— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) March 10, 2016
He was no kinder in assessing their showing after the break either:
Van Gaal's approach this half has been reminiscent of Sherwood's tactical anarchy at Spurs. Two coaches out of date. #mufc— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) March 10, 2016
Former Red Devils stars Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes were equally critical, per BT Sport Football:
The Hammers, who are enjoying an excellent season and have earned a number of impressive scalps away from home, will see United as ripe for the taking on Sunday.
That will be particularly the case with Dimitri Payet in red-hot form, as Squawka Football and football writer Liam Canning reveal:
Dimitri Payet has now been directly involved in 15 Premier League goals in 22 games this season. Crucial player. pic.twitter.com/0xLVUKaGYK— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 5, 2016
Payet is a magician. No more words are needed.— Liam (@OffsideLiam) March 5, 2016
United had no answer to the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino on Thursday, and if left unchecked as they were, Payet can run riot at Old Trafford. It may well be yet another day to forget for Red Devils fans.