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FA Cup Semi-Finals: Chelsea v Spurs and Arsenal v Man City

So much for the big clubs losing interest in the FA Cup, as the semi-finals will pair the top four teams in the Premier League as Arsenal will face Manchester City and Chelsea take on Tottenham.

Between them, the four semi-finalists have won the FA Cup 32 times, with Arsenal leading the way with 12.

Chelsea and Spurs met at the same stage in 2012 when the Blues ran out 5-1 winners through goals from Didier Drogba, Juan Mata, Ramires, Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda.

“Tottenham have given Chelsea problems this season and it is a London derby too so gives it an edge,” said former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, speaking as a BBC Match of the Day pundit after the Blues’ quarter-final win.

“They are two very form teams but I think Chelsea are slight favourites as it stands.”

Amazingly Arsenal and City have met just twice before at any stage in the competition, the most recent of which was a 2-1 fifth-round win for the Gunners in 1971.

The ties will be played on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 with the final to take place at Wembley on Saturday, May 27. Kick-off times will be decided closer to the time as will TV coverage.

FA CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW
Chelsea v Tottenham – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Arsenal v Manchester City – Buy FA Cup Tickets

FA Cup Final
Chelsea.Tottenham v Arsenal/Manchester City – Buy FA Cup Tickets

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  • David December 8, 2015, 4:20 am

    Arsenal could lose, Liverpool will win but only just and Klopp would be judged for next season perfomance.

    • Austine December 5, 2016, 11:15 pm

      For me comparing both teams chances of winning or losing i would say arseal have the big odd and liverpool, can fail becuse they fail when it maters most check their record

  • Raymond L. March 10, 2015, 5:11 am

    Liverpool is slowly getting into form and Arsenal has played relatively well in the past few weeks, too… so it would be very nice to see both of them compete for the FA Cup finals.

    However, I’m not really feeling optimistic of their chances to go that far since most top-flight English squads this year have a knack for under-performing in crucial matches.

    • David March 10, 2015, 8:32 am

      As Liverpool v Arsenal cup final would be a great final. But as you mentioned, the FA Cup this season has been full of upsets and surprises and a Bradford v Villa final would not surprise anyone either.

  • Theo slater March 7, 2013, 11:25 am

    Rooney Better play with van persie

    • David March 7, 2013, 6:41 pm

      I fully expect to see an angry Rooney on Sunday taking on Chelsea

  • banksy ov hull January 30, 2013, 6:12 am

    congratulations to leeds utd on a fantastic display to dispose of a good spurs side.no one likes us but we really dont care.good luck versus man city we will need it.cmon leeds leeds leeds!!!!

  • kosy March 18, 2012, 12:47 pm

    liverpool will do justice to stoke,,like what they did to everton

  • Taban Evans April 15, 2011, 5:04 am

    Leave along the super star”Rooney”, but man u is playing a quality football. Am sure of man u going with 2 out of the three.

  • cabdisamed March 27, 2011, 1:51 pm

    i hope that man united will take or win in the FA cup for this year because it plays a good games by passing qualified teams like arsenal so it deserves to take this year

    • Deborah Morgan May 10, 2011, 6:11 am

      I think you’ll find that Stoke just wiped the floor with Arsenal!!

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