Football Today, March 2, 2022: Chelsea out to avoid FA Cup clash at Luton

Chelsea will be out to avoid an FA Cup fifth-round clash when they visit Luton tonight, while Liverpool hosts Norwich and Southampton entertain West Ham.

Our in-depth features will give an overview of all three matches, while we’ll also sum up the latest transfer news and shine the spotlight on Manchester United’s potential new boss.

FA Cup drama

Chelsea will be hoping to continue their charge to a ninth FA Cup triumph with victory at Kenilworth Road in Luton.

After taking another blank in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is hoping striker Romelu Lukaku can regain his goalscoring touch.

We take a look at the tactical tweaks needed to make the Belgian No.9 thrive again.

Read more: Tactical tweaks may change out-Luk for missing Rom

And hot off the heels of beating Chelsea in that final, Liverpool are hungry for more cup success as they host Norwich at Anfield.

With Jurgen Klopp tempted by the prospect of rotating his squad as the fixtures pile up, one man hoping for a rare run-out will be defender Joe Gomez.

We shine the spotlight on Liverpool’s forgotten man as he looks to revive his Reds career or impress ahead of a possible move elsewhere.

Read more: Forgotten Man Gomez wants to prove he’s no average Joe

Tonight’s other encounter will see Premier League duo Southampton and West Ham battle it out for a place in the last eight of the competition.

The Hammers know they will need to be at their best to stop a confident Saints side currently on a six-game unbeaten streak.

And one man who will be watched closely is fearsome striker Che Adams, who has scored or assisted in each of his last four games.

Read more: Fit Adams Helps Saints Keep the Faith
Southampton striker Che Adams has been in great goalscoring form lately

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It is said that life begins at 50 and birthday Mauricio Pochettino could find himself in a new environment this summer if recent reports are to be believed.

The Paris Saint-Germain boss has been heavily linked with the move to Manchester United when interim Ralf Rangnick steps down at the end of the season.

We assess the chances of the Argentine switching from Paris to Manchester this summer.

Read more: Pochettino birthday boy would be a perfect gift for United

Transfer talk

Another Liverpool man hoping for a chance to impress is midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has struggled to find a regular starting spot since leaving Arsenal in 2017.

With his contract until next summer, the 28-year-old could be at a turning point in his career.

Read more: Ox’s Liverpool career in danger of running out of steam

At Chelsea, striker Timo Werner’s time at the club also appears to be on the rise after failing to impress consistently since his big-money move from RB Leipzig in 2020.

We bring you the latest news on his future and much more in your daily transfer roundup.

Read more: Turbo Timo heads for Chelsea exit

And there’s more

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And be sure to check back later tonight for match reports and top stats from all of tonight’s matches.

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