Originally posted on Top-soCCer  |  Last updated 2/15/13
The Premier League clubs turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend with five of the top six clubs still involved in the competition. Four of those play their fifth round ties with Chelsea playing their fourth round replay at home to Brentford after escaping with a 2-2 draw in the first encounter.Arsenal are still fighting for their first piece of silverware for seven years and are facing Bayern Munich next week in the Champions League. Whilst manager Arsene Wenger will have one eye on that fixture, he will be well aware of the importance of the FA Cup and is unlikely to put out a sub-strength team for the visit of Blackburn. Captain Thomas Vermaelen faces a late fitness check along with Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny. Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes recovered from a broken nose to play in midweek against Brighton. He has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season and will be a threat to the home side. Rovers are on a decent run of form at the moment having gone five ...
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