PREVIEW: Chelsea vs City – FA Cup Semi-Final

Sunday 14th April 2013 | Wembley Stadium | Kick-off 16:00

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Previous meetings Chelsea wins 59 Man City wins 48 Draws 37

Referee Chris Foy

Prize Money: Winning club receives £900,000, losing club receives £450,000 from The FA’s Prize Fund

Team News:

CHELSEA – Demba Ba is a doubt with an ankle injury, and Ryan Bertrand has been ill but should be fit. Cahill and Romeu (both knee) are out.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovich, Luiz, Bertrand, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Torres, Blackman, Hilário, Turnbull, Ferreira, Terry, Lampard, Marin, Moses, Ba, Benayoun, Ake

CITY – David Silva is struggling with a hamstring injury but should be fit to play some part. Richards (knee), Rodwell (hamstring) and Maicon (knee) remain out.

City (from): Hart, Kompany, Nastasic, Zabaleta, Clichy, Barry, Tevez, Yaya Toure, Milner, Nasri, Aguero, Pantilimon, Wright, Razak, Kolarov, Dzeko, Silva, Lescott, K Touré, García, Sinclair

Stats:

Chelsea – Form guide (all competitions) LWWWLW

Form guide (all competitions) WWWLWW

This will be the first FA Cup match between these sides since the 1971 fourth round – City won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have won all seven of the FA Cup games that they have played at the new Wembley Stadium

City are yet to let in a goal in this season’s competition – no side have reached the final without conceding since Everton in 1966

Since first clashing in 1907, these Premier League heavyweights have met 146 times competitively with Chelsea winning 61, drawing 37 and losing 48.

Press Conference:

Typical City:

See our Preview in Quotes for all the noise coming out of City and Chelsea.

PREVIEW IN QUOTES: City vs Chelsea (Part 2)

PREVIEW IN QUOTES: City vs Chelsea (Part 1)

 

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