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5 Things To Know As Chelsea Battle Manchester City In FA Cup Semi Final

  • In a few hours from now, Thomas Tuchel managed Chelsea side will square up with a Manchester City team led by Pep Guardiola in the semi finals of the English FA Cup
  • The winner of the game between The Blues and The Cityzens today at the Wembley Stadium will play in the final, also at Wembley Stadium

Chelsea will look forward to playing in the FA Cup final, but will need to beat the Premier League table toppers, Man City to have any hope of winning the FA Cup this season.

Interestingly to know that both Chelsea and Man City are the only two remaining English club sides in the UEFA Champions League.

READ THIS TOO: ChampionsLeague: Chelsea, PSG Qualify For Semi Finals

Last year FA Cup defending champions, Arsenal were knocked out by Southampton, who will play Leicester City in the other semi final game.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City have won the FA Cup before and each of the two teams will still want to win again.

Chelsea with the FA Cup trophy

There are some five information regarding Chelsea and Man City in the FA Cup and Premier League games both have played as found out online

  1. Chelsea have lost four of their last five FA Cup ties against Manchester City, including a 2-1 loss at this stage in 2013. However, they did win their most recent such encounter 5-1 in February 2016.
  2. Manchester City have won six of their last nine meetings with Chelsea in all competitions (D1 L2), beating the Blues 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League already this season.
  3. Manchester City have lost none of their three meetings with Chelsea at the new Wembley Stadium, beating them 2-1 in the 2013 FA Cup semi-final, 2-0 in the 2018 Community Shield, and on penalties in the 2019 League Cup final.
  4. Chelsea are looking to reach the FA Cup final for a 15th time, with only Arsenal (21) and Manchester United (20) reaching it more often than the Blues. Chelsea have won seven of their last eight semi-final ties, losing only against Man City in 2013 in this run.
  5. Manchester City have won nine of their last 11 FA Cup semi-final matches, though they have been eliminated at this stage in two of their four previous campaigns under Pep Guardiola (vs Arsenal in both 2017 and 2020).

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