The FA Cup Semi Final Draw In Full

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Reuters / Carl Recine

The FA Cup semi-final will see four of the current top-five in the Premier League battle it out for the trophy.

After a hard fought victory over 10-men Manchester United, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea managed to move into the semi-final of the FA Cup in his debut in the competition.

A fierce clash had a certain twist in the first half after Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera saw two yellows and a red in the first half for the persistent fouling of Eden Hazard on the night.

French midfielder N Golo Kante took advantage of the lack of bodies in the midfield and came up with the solitary goal that sent Chelsea into the next round.

The draws for the semi-final of the competition were drawn right after Chelsea win at the Bridge on Monday night and here are the semi-final draws in full:

Arsenal vs Manchester City:

Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

Arsenal had a relatively easy trip to the semi-final as they had to beat Southampton, Sutton United and then Lincoln City in the previous round of the competition. With the Premier League probably out of their reach, the FA Cup is the real chance for silverware so Wenger will take this competition seriously.

He was drawn a tricky test at Wembley against a Pep Guardiola side that have found some form off late. The Citizens beat West Ham, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and Middlesbrough in the previous rounds of the competition and will hope to give their manager the domestic cup in his first season incharge at the Etihad.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur:

Diego Costa and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrate after the game.

Reuters / Eddie Keogh

Chelsea are currently at the top of the Premier League table and are the team to beat in England this season. They beat the defending champions Manchester United in the previous round along with Wolves, Brentford and Peterborough in the competition to set up this London Derby at Wembley.

But they will have to face a Tottenham Hotspur side who are also putting pressure on them in the domestic league. The Spurs beat Aston Villa, Wycombe Fulham and Millwall in the previous rounds and will hope to end this season atleast with a trophy. Surely this game could be the best yet in this campaign of the FA Cup.

Both games will be played at Wembley on the weekend of 22 and 23 April.


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