The Arsenal were defeated 3-0 away to Chelsea in a tough game and will now target the Conti Cup trophy with the final played next Saturday, as well as the League title.
Arsenal played in a 3-4-3 system thanks to the current injury situation, with players also carrying some knocks in the starting 11 or on the bench. The team was Peyraud-Magnin; Arnth, Quinn, Mitchell; McCabe, Bloodworth, Little, Veje; Van de Donk, Mead, Miedema and the subs were van Veenendaal, Williamson, Kuyken, Evans, Hazard.
Here are Chelsea’s three goals from the match. In all honesty, all three of them were a bit disappointing to concede.
There are three Championship teams through to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Durham, who upset FA WSL side Bristol away 2-0. Aston Villa, who defeated Sheffield United on penalties after equalising to make it 3-3 in the sixth minute of injury time. Finally, Man Utd defeated London Bees 3-0.
Man City came out 3-0 winners at top of the Championship table Spurs, while Liverpool defeated bottom of the Championship side Millwall 2-0. Reading beat Birmingham 2-1, while West Ham battered third-tier team Huddersfield.
All eight teams are in the hat for the draw that will take place tonight on the BBC News channel.
It will be back to League action on Wednesday with bottom-of-the-table Yeovil visiting Borehamwood. Arsenal need to get the three points while resting key players, as well as keeping those with knocks injury free before the big game next weekend.
With the Continental Cup final against Manchester City, played with a 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday, there will be some important choices to be made so that the best possible team is available, with players fit and sharp for what will be another tough game.
I would expect some squad rotation and wouldn’t be surprised to see two or three Academy players in the starting 11. These are typically the games where you can give them an opportunity to grow, learn and contribute to the first team, while also giving a deserved rest to some of the senior players.
Following the next two games will be the international break, with players scattering all over the world to the SheBelieves cup, Algarve cup and many other international friendlies. Let’s hope some of the injured players will heal during the break, and no one comes back with a knock from those two weeks away with their National teams.