Chelsea vs Manchester City
Chelsea have had a fairly easy run in the FA Cup having come up against lower league clubs Morecambe, Luton Town and Barnsley in the third, fourth and fifth rounds, respectively, before they eased past Sheffield United 2-0 in the quarter-finals to make it to the penultimate stages. Having made it as far as the finals last time, the Blues will be hoping to go a step further this time.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are going through a bit of a mixed patch of form though, winning and losing two each of their last four games, with the latest one ending in a 1-0 defeat to FC Porto this week in the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City, too, were handed a fairly comfortable draw through the FA Cup as they saw off challenges from Birmingham City, Cheltenham and Swansea City before breezing past Everton 2-0 to set up a semi-final date against Chelsea. Having suffered a shock defeat to Leeds United last weekend, the Cityzens recovered well and beat Borussia Dortmund in their most recent fixture in the Champions League.
Manchester City will be hoping to keep the hopes of an unprecedented quadruple alive, having made it to the finals of the Carabao Cup and the semi-finals of the Champions League with the Premier League title firmly in their grasp.