The third round of the FA Cup is always an exciting weekend in the English sporting calendar, and several Algerians are set to be involved.
Saturday 5th January sees the holders Chelsea host Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge, which will surely be a tough test for midfielder Adlene Guedioura. However, Hilal Soudani will miss out due to injury.
Championship side Middlesbrough host Peterborough, where we could see a rare appearance in the first team for youngster Bilal Brahimi.
Brentford also host Oxford United, and there is no doubt that Said Benrahma will be wanting to taste the magic of the FA Cup for the first time. All three of these fixtures kick off at the classic time of 3pm.
On Sunday 6th January, Fulham host Oldham at 2pm where we could see Mohamed Maouche feature against Premier League opposition.
At the same time, Riyad Mahrez should feature for Manchester City as they take on Rotherham at the Etihad. Faisal Bettache will be hoping to make the squad for QPR’s game against Leeds.
And finally at 4.30pm, Rachid Ghezzal and Leicester City are off to Wales to face Newport County away. Follow how all the Algerian footballers get on with DZ Football.