FA Cup Team of the Weekend: Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea and who else?

With few upsets to report, EPL heavyweights dominated majority of fourth round fixtures. Also includes Wigan Athletic, Stoke City & Sheffield United.

The FA Cup fourth round was certainly not one for the competition's giant-killing enthusiasts, with just six lower league teams left in the hat for the fifth-round draw.

The draw for the next stage threw up eye-catching clashes as Manchester City take on Chelsea while Arsenal are up against Liverpool but nevertheless, there were a number of high-profile performances, if not results, from the weekend's programme.

Here are the 11 players that impressed most this weekend…

Ali Al Habsi

The Wigan stopper made two stunning saves to deny Jason Puncheon and Dwight Gayle as the Latics secured a minor upset by beating Crystal Palace 2-1.

Kevin Theophile-Catherine

The French full-back showed a desire to get forward and support Cardiff's attacking unit but was also a reliable head in defence as the Bluebirds advanced with a 1-0 win at Bolton Wanderers.

Harry Maguire

The Sheffield United central defender set up the Blades' goal in the 1-1 draw with Fulham by barging his way through midfield before supplying a cross-cum-shot which Chris Porter poked home. The youngster also excelled defensively to restrict the Cottagers to minimal efforts on goal.

Ryan Shawcross

The Stoke City defender was the sole reason his side did not lose by more in their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea, making several brilliant last-ditch blocks and challenges but could not help keep his side in the cup.

Charlie Daniels

Forced Liverpool back on numerous occasions with his runs down the left, with Martin Kelly unable to get forward as a result. Supplied some brilliant crosses for his strikers but was caught out of position up field for Liverpool's first goal in the only slight on an encouraging display.

Kevin Mirallas

The Belgian was instrumental in Everton's comprehensive win over League One strugglers Stevenage, with the winger having a hand in three of the Toffees' four goals.


The Brazilian midfielder produced a free-kick of the highest order to give his side the lead against Stoke, which they should have added to. Oscar's industry was not missing either, however, as he battled hard against Stoke's midfield.

James McClean

Supplied an assist and a well-taken goal to see Wigan secure a minor upset over Crystal Palace by forcing Adrian Mariappa back with his adventurous forward forays.

Sergio Agüero

The Argentinian inspired Manchester City to a second-half comeback over Watford as his perfect hat-trick, coupled with Aleksandar Kolarov's strike, saw Manuel Pellegrini's side eventually over the line after initially trailing 2-0 at the interval.

Troy Deeney

The Watford striker was one of the primary reasons the Hornets found themselves in such a commanding position at the Etihad Stadium, teeing up Fernando Forestieri for the opener before slotting the second beyond Costel Pantilimon.

Lukas Podolski

Scored two in Arsenal's 4-0 win over Coventry City on Friday night to give the Gunners a cutting edge sorely lacking through Nicklas Bendtner at the apex of the forward line. Provided two good finishes and linked up well with Kieran Gibbs on the left.

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