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THE FA Cup matches started with two shocks – Cambridge holding Man Utd and Blackburn beating Swansea.

Then it got really crazy with Bradford winning at Chelsea and Man City losing at home to Middlesbrough. On a day of shocks they were the biggest and it's why it doesn't pay to lump on short-priced teams in KO contests.

Well done those people who have skinned the bookies for thousands doing speculative accumulators – you'll probably never win another coupon again.

Team news will be again be key for Sunday's matches and here's what I've gathered.

Aston Villa v Bournemouth

Carles Gil could make his full Villa debut after a bright second-half cameo in the loss to Liverpool. Gabriel Agbonlahor and Joe Cole (both hamstring) are doubts and Ron Vlaar (knee), Philippe Senderos (calf) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) are out – but Ciaran Clark is back after a ban.

Artur Boruc made his first start at Leeds after a neck injury and continues in goal for Bournemouth. Midfielder Dan Gosling, who came on for the last half an hour in midweek, may come into contention if boss Eddie Howe decides to pack the midfield, meaning top scorer Callum Wilson could lead the line with Brett Pittman making way.

Brighton v Arsenal

Lewis Dunk is available after a ban for Brighton after sitting out the midweek win against Ipswich. Jake Forster-Caskey (hip) and Craig Mackail-Smith (ankle) are also fit but Greg Halford is missing with a calf problem, while Kazenga LuaLua (knee) and Dale Stephens (ankle) remain unavailable.

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) and full-back Hector Bellerin (ankle) face fitness tests for the holders. Fit-again Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil are expected to be in contention for a start, along with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny – but Danny Welbeck (thigh), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Mikel Arterta (ankle), Abou Diaby (calf) and Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder) are out.

Bristol City v West Ham

City boss Steve Cotterill has doubts over Aaron Wilbraham and Kieran Agard – Wilbraham has a hip problem while Agard's last appearance came on Boxing Day. Defender James Tavernier is cup-tied after playing for parent club Wigan against Bolton in the previous round – but fellow loanees George Saville and Matt Smith can both feature.

Defender James Collins is expected to miss the match with a back problem, while Diafra Sakho also has a back injury and remains sidelined. Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is on international duty with Senegal at the African Nations Cup and is unavailable.

Rochdale v Stoke (Mon)

Rochdale boss Keith Hill hopes striker Peter Vincenti will be fit – the 28-year-old has a slight knee problem. The only definite absentee for the home side is midfielder Matty Lund who is likely to miss the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder.

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross is a major doubt due to a groin injury – the centre-half has not trained so far this week and while he is likely to do so manager Mark Hughes is unlikely to risk him. Forward Jonathan Walters is Hughes' only other doubt with a minor back problem.

4 Comments
  1. top tip terry 6 years ago

    Im sticking my head on the block and even after the Massive shocks today im still saying Westham win is my5* bet of the week..They are playing too well and could have a good run in this,i know B cty are doing the same but im just convinced.im gunna do a single on it and possibly a -1.*****FOLLOW AT YOUR OWN RISK****Well done on the Hibs single by the way Mr F.

  2. Coatsey 6 years ago

    *** REPOST ***

    Nap Bts – Bristol c v West ham @ 3/4 (Betway) – 10 pts. City may be league one but they cant stop scoring and ive no idea still how west ham didn’t concede early on against hull.

    (Profit: + 12 pts)

  3. nexus 6 years ago

    Brighton Stockdale, Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Bennett, Holla, Ince, Calderon, Forster-Caskey, Baldock, O’Grady.
    Subs: Walton, Hughes, Rea, Chicksen, McCourt, Colunga, March
    Arsenal Szczesny, Chambers, Koscielny, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Walcott, Ramsey, Ozil, Rosicky, Giroud.
    Subs: Martinez, Mertesacker, Bellerin, Coquelin, Cazorla, Alexis, Akpom

  4. sonnyboy 6 years ago

    OMG! Just when I’d given up on the Hammers, up pops Sakho! Hold on lads!

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