Date: 17th April 2021
Time: 10:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Wembley Stadium
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In this high-octane FA Cup semi-final, Chelsea take on Manchester City at the Wembley Stadium. While Thomas Tuchel’s side are placed fifth in the Premier League table, Manchester City stand at the top and are presently 11 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United. This will be a battle of two supergiant and this calls for a very exciting contest.
Mateo Kovacic will be the only player missing out on this game for Chelsea because of an injury.
Gabriel Jesus, Joao Cancelo and Ferran Torres did not play in the match against Borussia Dortmund but might be in the squad for this high-voltage game.
Ever since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at Chelsea, the Blues have been an impressive side playing good football. With 15 wins and 54 points under their belt, Chelsea have high chances of a top-four finish. They are coming on the back of 2-1 aggregate win over Porto in the Champions League and they also steamrolled passed Crystal Palace 4-1 in their Premier League clash. Christian Pulisic had scored two goals in that goal-fest.
Manchester City, however, have been a juggernaut in the football circuit this season and are at the top position of the Premier League. They also have qualified to the semi-finals of the Champions League after knocking out Borussia Dortmund. Phil Fodren scored a goal in the last leg and Riyad Mahrez too netted a penalty to propel City to the semi-finals. With a dominant team and a dominant manager, City are favorites to win the FA Cup.
Probable Playing 11
Kepa Arrizabalaga; Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta; Marcos Alonso, Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho; Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz
Zack Steffen; Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne; Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus
Goalkeepers: Steffen, Arrizabalaga
Defenders: Walker, Silva, Dias, Stones
Midfielders: Mount, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Jorginho, Kante
Strikers: Jesus, Sterling, Havertz
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