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Everton eye upset of Manchester United in FA Cup semis, Soccerlens and Samsung give away Chelsea-Arsenal tickets, previewing the weekend in the Premier League and La Liga, and more



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The weekend’s here, and there’s a lot to look forward to if you’re a football fan. In case you missed anything today, we’ve got a little something from almost everywhere in this evening’s roundup.

Soccerlens Podcast Ep. 7: Can Everton Pull Off the Cupset?

On this week’s episode of the SL Podcast, host Stephen Darwin is joined by regular SL blogger Gary Andrews and The Guardian’s Rob Smyth.

Will Riley Be Unbiased for Manchester United-Everton Cup Clash?

Many might be inclined to think that ref Mike Riley will be leaning towards a certain red side on Sunday, but could it actually be the opposite?

Soccerlens Gives Away Chelsea-Arsenal Tickets

Soccerlens and Chelsea sponsor Samsung partnered up to give away two tickets on the Chelsea end for tomorrow’s FA Cup semi v. Arsenal at Wembley, and congratulations are in order to lucky Esme Inglis.

Chelsea 2009/10 Home Shirt Leaked

Want to get a look at the kits that Chelsea could be sporting on the pitch next season? You can check them out over at the SL shirts blog.

English Premier League Weekend Predictions

Three of the English Premier League’s big guns are busy with FA Cup action this weekend, but there’s still plenty going on this weekend, especially in a tight relegation/survival battle.

Aston Villa Should Focus on 5th

Aston Villa’s hopes of Champions League football next season may be all but gone, but there’s still plenty for Martin O’Neill’s side to play for down the stretch.

Benitez Body Language Irks Big Sam

Rafa Benitez isn’t a lot of people’s favorite person right now, but a name at the top of that list looks to be Sam Allardyce, who doesn’t think that the Liverpool manager is very sportsmanlike.

La Liga Weekend Preview

Can Barcelona overcome a tough test at Getafe to keep their six-point lead atop the La Liga table? Check out our weekend preview of round 31 in Spain’s La Liga.

Can Wolfsburg or Hamburg SV Win the Bundesliga Title?

The title race is as tight as it’s ever been in the Bundesliga, and while you can’t put it past Bayern Munich to go on and maintain their supremacy, current leaders Vfl Wolfsburg and fellow contenders Hamburg SV have the chance of a lifetime.

Stars Align for UEFA Cup Semifinals

We’re down to the last four of the UEFA Cup semis, and not only do we have an all-German semi and an all-Ukrainian semi, there’s a derby twist to each tie.

Manchester City Exit UEFA Cup On Positive Note

Manchester City bowed out of the UEFA Cup with a 4-3 aggregate loss to Hamburg SV, but there are a lot of positives to be taken from last night’s 2-1 win at Eastlands.

Should Mark Hughes Be at Manchester City Next Season?

It’s widely anticipated that Manchester City will replace Mark Hughes as manager at the end of the season in favor of a bigger name, but should the Welshman stay on despite a disappointing campaign?

Babe of the Day: Lauren Pope

Height doesn’t matter to today’s lovely lady, who previously dated one of the tallest players in the Premier League but is currently stepping out with one of the shortest.