No fixture clash for FA Cup final
The FA Cup final will no longer clash with any Premier League fixtures following the rescheduling of a number of league matches.
A total of nine league fixtures were originally set to take place on Cup final Saturday, sparking fears the showpiece occasion might not receive its usual levels of attention. Although five games are still to be played on the day, this number will be reduced to either three or four depending on which sides reach the final. Any fixtures played on the day will kick off at 12:45, ahead of the 3pm Cup final. The rest of the league games will take place on Sunday.
Of the four sides left in the Cup, Bet365 make Man United 11/10 favourites to win the trophy. Man City are next at 2/1, followed by Bolton at 11/2 and Stoke at 13/2.
New Premier League fixture schedule:
Saturday 14 May (all 12:45pm)
Blackburn v Man Utd (Postponed if Man Utd reach Cup final)
Blackpool v Bolton (Postponed if Bolton reach Cup final)
Man City v Stoke (Postponed if either side reach Cup final)
Sunderland v Wolves
West Brom v Everton
Sunday 15 May (kick-off 4pm unless otherwise stated)
Chelsea v Newcastle (1:30pm)
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Birmingham v Fulham
Liverpool v Tottenham
Wigan v West Ham