FA Cup and Premier League Update: Fixtures, Predictions and Records
FA Cup Quarterfinals Set
The FA Cup continues to deliver plenty of shocks and plenty of Premier League clubs have been on the receiving end as the quarterfinal is set. Fourth-tier Grimsby Town shocked Southampton to secure their spot in the last eight for the first time since 1939, while Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United both beat Premier League opposition to set up their quarterfinal tie. Manchester United, Manchester City, Brighton, Burnley and Fulham also made it through the last eight as these teams are now just one win away from a semifinal at Wembley. Below is the FA Cup stream info, fixtures and predictions.
Premier League Fixtures for 2022-23 Season Announced
The 2022-23 Premier League fixtures are front and center as this season has delivered so much drama all across the league. Remember: you can watch all 380 Premier League games across NBC, USA Network, NBCSports.com and Peacock. We’ve got you covered. Will Manchester City win yet another Premier League title? Can Arsenal push them all the way? Will Chelsea and Liverpool recover to finish in the top four? Can Manchester United’s new-look side surge into the title race? What about Tottenham? How will the new boys get on? Who will be the surprise package? Those questions will be answered from August 2022 to May 2023, with the full list of Premier League fixtures. While below are the answers to all of the questions you have around the Premier League fixtures and everything else you need to know for the upcoming season, with full details on the Premier League TV schedule across the NBC family of channels and more.
Kevin De Bruyne Eyes Premier League Assist Record
Kevin De Bruyne’s gaudy assist numbers give rise to any number of considerations, and we have to wonder if the Manchester City star has ever wondered if the Premier League record would be his in a world in which Jose Mourinho found better use for him at Chelsea. De Bruyne’s 12 assists this Premier League season are three more than his nearest competitors — Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka — and give him 97 for his career. That’s fifth all-time, two more than Dennis Bergkamp and 65 (?!) behind record holder Ryan Giggs.
Erling Haaland Continues to Dominate Golden Boot Race
Harry Kane scored twice on Saturday to give him 20 goals on the Premier League season, and impressive figure with 10-plus matches left for the teams of the Premier League this season. Then Erling Haaland converted a penalty at Crystal Palace to give him 28 on the season, reminding the country that the Golden Boot race remains in fait accompli territory. Haaland’s Premier League-leading 28 goals have him seven goals clear of the next closest challenger: Tottenham’s fantastic and firing Harry Kane.
Chelsea’s Momentum Slowed by Everton
Chelsea’s defense let it down for a change, as the Blues momentum was slowed by Everton in a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Ellis Simms cooked veteran defender Kalidou Koulibaly to score his first Premier League on the edge of stoppage time to give Sean Dyche’s men another valuable point in their fight for PL safety. Chelsea had been eyeing a return to the Europa League places and maybe, just maybe, a surprising surge into the top four discussion by season’s end. Instead, it’s 38 points and 10th place ahead of Aston Villa on goal differential.
Joao Felix: His pairing with Kai Havertz up top — Christian Pulisic was slotted to play on the left but ended up doing the dirty work deeper in the pitch — yielded plenty of chances. There’s naivete there, but it’s working.
Abdoulaye Doucoure: Frank Lampard didn’t want anything to do with the midfielder, and that’s proving to look downright silly. A goal and an assist amidst less than 30 touches.
Michael Keane: This was a Sean Dyche center back performances. Keane had 11 clearances, eight by header, to go with nine recoveries.