Our football match prediction:
Following a 1-1 draw with Burnley in their last league fixture, Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Wolverhampton at Molineux Stadium in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Blues won their last FA Cup trophy in 2012 and it remains to be seen if they are capable of winning the prestigious competition this season. Antonio Conte’s men is likely to rest his key players against Wolves, but he has a number of top-class to choose from and we predict that the Premier League team will make it to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Wolverhampton did eliminate Liverpool in round 4, but it is well known that Jurgen Klopp experimented against the Championship side. Paul Lambert’s men will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s football game against Chelsea and they are unlikely to claim yet another major scalp in the FA Cup.
Highlighted Player (Ben Marshall):
Ben Marshall began his youth career at Manchester United back in 1997 at the age of six. The winger, who is capable of playing at right back as well, was born on 29 March 1991 and he signed for Stoke City on 8 July 2009. After spending three years on loan at Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town, Carlisle United and Sheffield Wednesday, he was sold to Leicester City on transfer deadline day (31 January 2012) for a fee of £750k. Marshall scored seven goals in 56 appearances for the King Power Stadium outfit and on 28 August 2013 he joined Blackburn Rovers. Marshall played 44 matches for Blackburn in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that he scored six goals for the Ewood Park outfit in all competitions. The winger made his debut for England U21 on 6 September against Azerbaijan. In the 2010/2011 season Ben Marshall won the Football League Trophy with Carlisle United and that is considered the biggest success of his career.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.