There is no time to rest for the English league leader Manchester City. They will be back in FA Cup action tomorrow following their Champions League exit on Wednesday. Manchester City are currently at the top of the table in the English Premier League and have a chance to win another trophy this season.

Tomorrow, the Guardiola boys will take on Chelsea FC at Wembley Stadium in the semifinal of the FA Cup. Fans around the world are eagerly waiting for this battle, as the matches between Man City and Chelsea have always been high-voltage in recent years.

Stats & Facts

  • Man City and Chelsea have already met twice this season in the English Premier League. However, those two matches ended in a tie!
  • Chelsea have failed to defeat Man City in their last eight games across all competitions. Moreover, they suffered six defeats during this run and tied the remaining two matches.
  • Man City have knocked out Chelsea FC in five of their last seven FA Cup games in the knockout stage.
  • The last time Chelsea eliminated Man City from the FA Cup was in the 2020-2021 season when they knocked out the Blues from the semifinal.
  • The Blues have reached the FA Cup final 16 times out of 26 semifinals. Only Manchester United and Arsenal have reached the finals more than Chelsea in this competition.

Team News

Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, and Manuel Akanji were taken off before the extra-time during their match against Real Madrid on Wednesday. These three players are still uncertain and will be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s game. 

Haaland could miss the match as he does not feel well, but Pep hopes to get De Bruyne back against Chelsea. Guardiola said, “It was a tough game [against Madrid]. 120 mins of action. High intensity for both sides. Erling felt something. A muscular issue that meant he could not continue. Kevin was exhausted after five months out injured. That is normal. We will see tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea will be without Reece James, Lesley Ugochukwu, Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, and Levi Colwill due to their respective injury. However, Raheem Sterling and Enzo Fernandez are likely to return following their absence during the match against Everton.

Possible Lineup for Man City:

Ortega; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; Rodri; Foden, De Bruyne, Silva, Doku; Alvarez

Possible Lineup for Chelsea:

Petrovic; Gusto, Chalobah, Silva, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson

Prediction: Man City 3-2 Chelsea

Although Manchester City lost the second leg against Real Madrid, they showed great attacking prowess against Real Madrid. Manchester City took 38 shots in a single game, yet they failed to win the match! All credit goes to Madrid’s defense, as they didn’t break in Man City’s enormous attacks.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have a good attacking department. Cole Palmer has been the best player for the Blues. But their defense is not doing well! Therefore, we predict Man City to win this match and book their place in the final.

Betfair Odds

Man City: 1.65

Draw: 4,42

Chelsea: 5.00

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