Football Today, March 3, 2022: More FA Cup fifth round action and Transfer Talk

Chelsea, Liverpool and Southampton sealed their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals last night – and Everton are hoping to join them tonight.

As well as previewing the Toffees’ tie with out-of-league minnows Boreham Wood, we’ve got plenty of features for you to enjoy.

FA Cup action

Last night delivered another FA Cup classic, with Chelsea having to come from behind twice to defeat Championship Luton 3-2.

Elsewhere, Liverpool edged Norwich 2-1 at Anfield, while Southampton recorded an impressive 3-1 win over West Ham to book their place in the last eight.

With this trio following Tuesday’s wins from Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough, only two more teams can qualify for the quarter-finals.

Despite their struggles in the Premier League, Everton are overwhelming favorites to defeat National League side Boreham Wood at Goodison Park tonight – but the visitors will have other ideas.

Ahead of this contest, we’ve put Toffees striker Richarlison in the spotlight as rumors continue to link him with a summer move away from Merseyside.

Read more: In-demand Richarlison looks sweet as he leaves the Toffees

Featured Features

England defender Ben White has been outstanding for Arsenal this season

Since suffering an embarrassing FA Cup exit in League One Cambridge in early January, Newcastle have gone six games unbeaten and are heading towards top-flight safety.

A crucial 2-0 win over plummeting Brentford last weekend took the Magpies four points clear of the bottom three, with Brighton next to visit St James’ Park on Saturday.

Before this encounter, we took a close look at Joelinton’s transformation from misfire to midfield maverick.

Read more: Joelinton having the Tyne of his life in new Magpies role

Arsenal are another team in fine form, with three Premier League wins in a row, with the Gunners taking the lead in the battle for fourth place.

Ben White’s £50m arrival last summer has been widely questioned by pundits but the 24-year-old defender’s performances this season have been nothing short of outstanding.

As Arsenal head to Watford on Sunday, we wonder if White’s form has been enough to get him into Gareth Southgate’s England side.

Read more: Young Gunner may just be blank for England back line

Rumors are already circulating about players who could be selected for a summer transfer to Manchester United.

With the Red Devils still struggling for consistency this season, it should be another busy summer of reinforcements at Old Trafford, with PSV winger Cody Gakpo the latest man linked.

We take a closer look at the 22-year-old ace, who is also attracting interest from Manchester City and Liverpool.

Read more: Rapid Gakpo set for fast track to Premier League

Before you leave

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Roman Abramovich’s time at Chelsea appears to be coming to an end

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Meanwhile, our daily Transfer Talk column rounds up the best whispers from football’s rumor mill.

Today’s edition leads to interest from Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Tottenham in full-back Djed Spence, the 21-year-old currently on loan at Nottingham Forest from Middlesbrough.

Read more: Bayern join north London rivals in race for Spence

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