The semi-finals separate the two London and Manchester tribes, with the Cockney derby still more likely than the match at Cottonopolis. Saturday's match and internship lead Mikel Arteta and Arsenal against Manchester City from Pep Guardiola. On Sunday, old opponents Chelsea and Manchester United rose for the fourth time in a row in the FA Cup.
The last time the two teams met at Wembley was the final on May 19, 2018. Antonio Conte scored Chelsea's eighth FA Cup victory goal in his last match thanks to Eden Hazard's 22-minute penalty. (This success made the first blues club to reach full house in the FA Cup, the FA Cup for women and the Youth Cup in the same season in the same season.
Since then, luck has crossed Old Trafford in six matches between the two, and London leaders want to avoid a fourth successive defeat for the first time since 2011.
Frank Lampard is better off meeting Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho (twice) in his first season as head coach, but not with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Last season, when his team pulled the Mancunian out of the Carabao Cup in the derby, Mourinho was still at the helm of Old Trafford.
This is the fourth game of the blues against Solskjaer in 2019/20. United have won both Premier League matches and cup matches in Bridge League's fourth round.
Chelsea have a love affair with this trusted old trophy with eight wins in 50 years and have conceded one goal in seven of our last nine FA Cup games. Another appointment for Wembley will ensure the Blues' 14th appearance in the final, 50 years after their first success at Old Trafford in 1970.
The FA Cup has been won since 1997.
Manchester United 3rd
Manchester City 2
Since Roman Abramovich arrived at Stamford Bridge in July 2003, opponents have won more trophies(14) than any English club other than Chelsea (16).
With Chelsea in a safer position and the longest recovery period since the restart, four-time FA Cup winner Frank Lampard chose a strong XI on Sunday.
Although he lost three times to Man United this season, his team managed to get more shots and goals, maintain more possession, dribble more successfully, win more fees, interception and air challenges while committing fewer offenses and fewer warnings.
An alarming injury to N'Golo Kante's bones knocked him out, and Lampard examined several negroes before starting.
While some defense in defense, which suddenly brought them to 14th, reappeared after an impressive start on the block, United conceding the third smallest goal in the top flight. His repeated three-degree attack helped score the fifth highest number of goals.
Bruno Fernandez has set seven of these goals since arriving in January, and the club record of 18 penalties, given in all competitions, helped.You skip four and convert 14.
Great emphasis is placed on the quality of attacking double striker Green Mason, but former Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand shows that he is not as good as when asked to defend his cross.
Southampton's approach is generally instructive. They took wings to cancel the game on United's wing, pushed two midfielders Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic into extraordinary possession and showed more energy overall.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) confirmed this week that all competition organizers can decide whether to allow five substitutes next season. Solskjaer, whose players have 48 hours less to relax and prepare than Chelsea, might be particularly interested in the fact that the allowance has been increased.
Lampard first used the full quota available after the restart in the preliminary round of this race in Leicester. In fact, the turning point in the 1-0 quarterfinal victory was part time when the Chelsea coach made three changes after the opening "lethargic" 45. One of the newcomers, Ross Barkley, announced the winner - his third goal of seven blues in this competition.
The coach, who has devoted more youth team players this season than anyone in our history, also entertained the marginalized youth. "They will be the top players at this club and will continue to have the best football career ever." Everybody practices well, they have a good work ethic, but today it's just a situation. ""
Lampard has maintained confidence in the club's host players for eight newly launched campaign matches. The academy graduates have an average of three places in each initial line-up and consist of 18 of the 32 successors employed.
The model of meeting cheap opponents in this season's competition continues. Each team that played against Chelsea in the previous round has been defeated twice or more in the past when the blues won the trophy: Nottingham Forest (1999/00, 2006/07), Hull City (1999/00), 2017/18), Liverpool ( 1996/97, 12/12/2011) and Leicester (1996/97, 1999/00, 12/12/2011, 2017/18).
Chelsea also have better opponents this weekend in four of our last five matches in the race, including the 2006/07 finals and 2017/18 - both winning 1-0 for the blues.
This season both teams crossed their swords in the Carabao Cup and this was a victory for the Red Devils. The only previous season where the pair met in both national cup competitions was in 2012/13 when the blues advanced twice.
Fifty years ago, in 1970, the game was abundant with the prospect of a cup final with Osgood and Cooke, Best and Charlton. Unfortunately not, because when Chelsea celebrated a 5-1 win over White Hart Lane in the semifinals against Watford, the others between United and Leeds became the saga.
Sir Matt Busby, who partly resigned as manager, was hospitalized four days before his first match in Hillsborough due to appendicitis. First repetition nine days later gives identical results. White Rose then defeated Red Rose 1-0 at Burndon Park thanks to an early goal from Billy Bremer.
FA Cup semifinal rules
If the results are not decided after 90 minutes, extra time and penalties determine who qualifies if necessary. Chelsea have won three of their last five penalties in all competitions, while United have lost five of their last six penalties. The defeat included the 2009 Community Shield against Chelsea and the 2014 League Cup semi-final when Marcos Alonso, who was then from Sunderland, was under three years old to find the net.
In accordance with IFAB's decision to respond to the pandemic, additional replacements will be accepted in the remainder of this competition. The new maximum in normal time is five changes (up to three), with all six allowed if the game is extended in extra time (previously four).
The winner will play in private on Saturday, August 1 at 4:30 pm at Wembley Stadium. Previously, Chelsea met Arsenal in two FA Cup finals (four in all competitions) and met City in the League Cup and Cup Final.
The outcome measure far exceeds the quality for performance in our penultimate home match of the season against Norwich on Tuesday. Combined with other midweek results, the blues 63 points are beyond the reach of any club except Leicester and Manchester United, who played against each other on the last day. The defeat of Sheffield United by King Power guarantees a blue place in the Europa League, whatever happens.
The league penalty plan will continue this weekend. Tottenham will host the fox on Sunday. And on Wednesday, when the blues are at Anfield, Manchester United will play West Ham.
One of the prizes for winning the FA Cup is a place in the European League next season, at least for those who are not in the Champions League. The home season final is so fast that few think about current European competition, which will start again in early August.
Ahead of Chelsea's second Champions League match in Bavaria on August 8 (a week after the FA Cup final), social media did not talk about the best travel deals because all UEFA matches are held in private.
Three days earlier, Old Trafford hosted the second match of the 16th round of the United European League with LASK (who had been defeated 5-0 in Austria for a long time).
An additional congratulation is that two people at Chelsea can become champions in the Women's Super League. At this week's award at the end of the season, Emma Hayes was appointed manager of the WSL season, and Bethany England is the new player this season.
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