The FA Cup has received a huge shot in the arm given the draw the for the fifth round, which means at least two super powers will be knocked out.
The two diamond draws see Manchester City play Chelsea while Arsenal are at home to Liverpool.
There is a twist of romance with Everton boss Roberto Martinez facing one of his former clubs, Swansea.
Martinez of course won the competition with Wigan last season. And Everton, who were a clever money shot at the start of the tournament at 10-1 and a BOBBY’S BETS tip to go all the way, are now 6-1 third favourites behind Man City (10/3) and Arsenal (9/2) according to Coral.
There is still value to get on Everton now.
But given the schedule Arsenal face, Liverpool could well win at the Emirates so 6-1 on them right now is worth a punt.
The Gunners are now scheduled to play Liverpool and Manchester United in the league, Liverpool again in the FA Cup and Bayern Munich in the Champions League in the space of 12 days.
Second-placed Manchester City’s game with Chelsea, who are third, will take place either within four days of hosting Barcelona in the Champions League.
Given Sunderland’s relegation worries and the fact they have made the Capital One Cup final, Southampton look a good bet to win at the Stadium of Light and are 10-1 to lift the Cup.
Draw for the Fifth Round :
Manchester City v Chelsea
Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest
Arsenal v Liverpool
Brighton & Hove Albion v Hull City
Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic
Sunderland v Southampton
Everton v Swansea City
The games will be played on the weekend of 15-16 February