FA Cup briefing

  • Last Updated: March 9 2013, 12:41 GMT

Team news and statistics for the weekend's remaining action in the FA Cup.

Wayne Rooney: Could return back into the Man United XI
Wayne Rooney: Could return back into the Man United XI

Sunday, March 10

Manchester Utd v Chelsea

Ryan Giggs will sit out with his wide berth likely to go to Antonio Valencia or Ashley Young. Phil Jones (ankle) and Paul Scholes (knee) are definitely out, while the main focus will be on whether Wayne Rooney gets a start after being left on the bench against Madrid.

Chelsea captain John Terry and striker Fernando Torres could make way as Rafael Benitez again rotates his squad. Demba Ba, Victor Moses, Ramires and Nathan Ake return to the squad after missing the trip to Steaua Bucharest, while Oriol Romeu (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Top scorers (all competitions): Robin van Persie (Man Utd) 23; Demba Ba & Juan Mata (Chelsea) 17

Referee: Howard Webb

Millwall v Blackburn

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett will give on-loan striker Rob Hulse every chance to prove his fitness. The QPR loanee is struggling with a stomach injury. Benik Afobe has returned to parent club Arsenal after suffering a serious knee injury while James Henry (knee) is also missing, with Martyn Woolford cup-tied.

Leon Best is in line to make his first Blackburn start as DJ Campbell is cup-tied. Campbell's fellow loanees Cameron Stewart and David Jones are also unavailable, meaning Josh King (hamstring) and David Dunn (calf) could be among the substitutes. Colin Kazim-Richards, Lee Williamson (both ankle), Martin Olsson (eye), Dickson Etuhu (knee) and Paul Robinson (back) remain unavailable.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Top scorers (all competitions): James Henry, Andy Keogh & Liam Trotter (Millwall) 6; Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn) 23

Referee: Martin Atkinson


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