FA Cup semi-final preview

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FA Cup Semi-final preview and team news

Chelsea v Manchester City

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Manchester City’s latest obstacle in their path to hoovering up every piece of silverware available is a tussle with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. After both side’s progressed to the Champions League semi-finals it will be interesting to see if either side shows signs of fatigue from their respective endeavours. City’s hard-fought and emotional comeback has the more likely chance of producing a dip as Pep Guardiola’s side finally got over the hump of previous failures in the quarters. The chance of a legendary quadruple could allow for them to focus quickly on the task at hand, though. If that is the case Chelsea could be up against it as Tuchel still searches for his best lineup in attack. Four-times FA Cup winner Olivier Giroud will be desperate for a Chelsea start to show he is, as usual, being unfairly overlooked.

Chelsea vs Man City highlights: Pulisic and Willian inspire 2-1 win and  hand Liverpool the title - football.london

Saturday 5.30pm

Venue Wembley Stadium

Referee Mike Dean

This season G24 Y85 R8 3.88 cards/game (all competitions)

Odds H 4-1 A Evens D 5-2

CHELSEA

Subs from Caballero, Arrizabalaga, Emerson, Anjorin, Gilmour, Werner, Abraham, Ziyech, Giroud, Christensen, James, Alonso

Doubtful None

Injured Kovacic (hamstring)

Suspended None

Discipline Y54 R2 (all competitions)

Form WWLWWL (all competitions)

Leading scorer Abraham 12 (all competitions)

 

MANCHESTER CITY

Subs from Ederson, Carson, Delap, Palmer, Bernabé, Doyle, Torres, García, Laporte, Mendy, Zinchenko, Mahrez, Aké, Jesus

Doubtful None

Injured Agüero (calf, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y56 R0 (all competitions)

Form WWWWLW ( all competitions)

Leading scorer Gündogan 16 (all competitions)

 

Leicester v Southampton: FA Cup semi-final preview

The pressure is on Leicester as they hope to reach the FA Cup final for the first time since 1969. Collectively the team need to get back on track after last week’s Premier League defeat to West Ham; and individuals such as James Maddison and Ayoze Pérez, who were dropped for that match after breaching Covid guidelines, have more reason than most to atone. Still, at least Leicester are battling to qualify for the Champions League too; the FA Cup is the only hope Southampton have of salvaging joy from a drab season.

Leicester City v Southampton: Confirmed team news and stream information  ahead of the Premier League clash – talkSPORT

Sunday 6.30pm

Venue Wembley Stadium

Referee Chris Kavanagh

This season G26 Y105 R1 4.08 cards/game (all competitions)

Odds H Evens A 33-10 D 27-10

 

LEICESTER CITY

Subs from Ward, Amartey, Albrighton, Mendy, Under, Pérez, Praet, Choudhury, Thomas, Daley-Campbell, Leshabela, Flynn

Doubtful None

Injured Barnes (knee, May), Justin (knee, next season)

Suspended None

Discipline Y76 R0 (all competitions)

Form DWWWLL (all competitions)

Leading scorer Vardy 14 (all competitions)

 

SOUTHAMPTON

Subs from Forster, Lewis, Nlundulu, Finnigan, Ferry, Chauke, Watts, Tchaptchet, Tella, Jankewitz, Stephens, Ramsay, Salisu, Adams, Minamino

Doubtful None

Injured Obafemi (match fitness, unknown), Romeu (ankle, next season), Smallbone (knee, next season)

Suspended None

Discipline Y52 R1 (all competitions)

Form WLLWWL (all competitions)

Leading scorer Ings 10 (all competitions)

 

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