ALBION boss Chris Hughton believes the odds are against FA Cup semi-final rivals Manchester City pulling off the quadruple.

But he says they will not be affected by a punishing programme of fixtures.

City have already bagged the Carabao Cup. They are fighting it out with Liverpool to retain the Premier League title, ending with a last day visit to the Amex.

And Pep Guardiola's trophy hunters visit Spurs in the quarter-finals of the Champions League three days after facing Albion at Wembley on April 6.

Hughton told The Argus: "They are going for a quadruple. The odds are they won't do it, because it's an incredibly hard thing to do.

"But as a club they are in the best position than probably anybody before, having already won one major trophy."

Albion play at least ten games between their next one at home to Southampton next Saturday and City's Amex visit on May 12.

City could have 13 matches over the same period, including midweek dates against Cardiff and Tottenham either side of the semi-final against the Seagulls.

Hughton said: "We are playing Chelsea three days before. Which ever way they manage the games, with the quality they've got and the squad they've got, we are going to be up against a top class eleven.

"Everybody's experiences of Pep so far are they want to win everything.

"This is a semi-final that gets them to a final against not one of the top six teams (Watford or Wolves). I think they'll look at this as their priority and then take it from there."