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Manchester City v Chelsea: FA Cup Preview, Team News and Prediction

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Semi finals of the cup have arrived.

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The FA Cup is back!

This time City face a Premier League side in Chelsea. It is the semi finals of the FA Cup.

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England

Time and Date: Saturday, 16th of April 2021, kick off at 16.30pm (UK), 12.30 pm (EST)

Referee: Michael Dean

Assistant Referees: Ian Hussin and Dan Robathan

Fourth Official: Andre Marriner

Video Assistant Referee: Peter Bankes

Additional Video Assistant Referee: Stephen Child

Reserve Assistant Referee: Constantine Hatzidakis

TV Info: BBC One (UK), ESPN+ (USA), SPORTSNET(Canada)

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Preview

Manchester City head into the FA Cup clash coming off an impressive run of form, which includes just two defeats in our past 37 matches in all competitions.

Guardiola’s men also come into Saturday’s semi final off a triumphant victory that gained entry in to the Champions League, beating Dortmund 4-2. City enter in good spirits.

Chelsea have won 12 of their last 18 matches since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment in January and remain unbeaten away from Stamford Bridge under him. They also booked a place in to the UCL semi final by beating FC Porto.

It should be a great match as both look to win and advance on to the next round. Tuchel v Guardiola will be an intriguing match up.

Team News

For Man City, Sergio Aguero is out and Aymeric Laporte will be questionable.

Chelsea are without Mateo Kovacic.

Prediction

Manchester City 4-3 Chelsea