Good morning football fans
Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Everton, Huddersfield, Manchester City, Peterboro, Southampton, Stoke, Norwich, Luton Town and Tottenham made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
They eliminated Plymouth Argyle, Kidderminster, Hartlepool, Brentford, Barnsley, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Coventry City, Wigan, Wolves, Cambridge United and Brighton respectively.
The FA Cup fifth round draw is scheduled to take place today before Liverpool’s clash against Cardiff, which is expected at around 11.30am.
It will be broadcast LIVE on ITV 1 on TV; it will also be live streamed on the ITV Hub.
Meanwhile, Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has reportedly rebuffed his club’s latest attempts to keep him at Stamford Bridge.
Rudiger is out of contract at the end of the season and has been strongly linked with a move away in the summer.
Despite not lodging an official contract offer, the Mail report that the Blues informally offered the defender a new deal worth close to £200,000 per week.
But the Germany international is said to have turned his nose up to the west Londoners’ offer.
That’s after rejecting the reigning European champions’ original £140,000-per-week bid earlier in the season.
And West Ham manager David Moyes warned the Premier League big boys interested in Declan Rice that they will have to splash more than £100million.
Rice has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea after cementing himself as an elite talent for club and country.
Moyes said: “You will need humongous money to get close.
“I said in the summer that I thought Declan Rice was £100m. That was your chance to get him cheap. You can make your mind up over what I’m talking about now.
“I feel his commitment. He’s under contract and we’re really pleased to have him. He’s here for certainly a few years.
“He’s like a special edition Declan Rice, there’s not many like him.
“He’s arguably playing as well as any midfielder in European football, and the prices were expensive in January weren’t they?”
Finally, Liverpool remain in pole position to sign Fulham starlet Fabio Carvalho at the end of the season.
The Reds missed out on his signature on January’s transfer deadline day as a deal between the two clubs collapsed.
But manager Jurgen Klopp remains determined to clinch the attacking midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed the Merseysiders remain in contact with the 19-year-old’s representatives.
Romano tweeted: “Liverpool have new direct contact scheduled with Fabio Carvalho’s camp and Fulham in February.
“Both clubs still working to find a solution after the deal collapsed on Deadline Day.
“Medical tests were already completed, personal terms agreed too – Klopp wants Carvalho”