Chelsea vs Man City: Who will triumph in highly anticipated FA Cup semis clash on April 17th?

Preview: Chelsea vs Manchester City

After a very successful week for both clubs in the Champions League, Chelsea and Manchester City will lock horns with a coveted spot in the FA Cup finals at stake. The Blues lost 1-0 at home to Porto, but it wasn't enough to help the Dragons overturn their 2-0 loss from the first leg, and Thomas Tuchel's men now have a deserved ticket to the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's side earned a hard-fought 2-1 road win over Borussia Dortmund to win the series 4-2 on aggregate and now the decorated Spanish tactician will look to hopefully see his side past PSG in what looks set to be a highly entertaining two-legged affair.

Manchester City will be hoping to win four competitions this season: the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, and the League (Carabao) Cup. In the first of these competitions, Guardiola's squad are well on course to get that done as they sit nine points ahead of Manchester United. That's despite suffering a recent 2-1 home loss to Leeds United.

Meanwhile, Chelsea suffered an embarrassing 5-2 loss to relegation-threatened West Brom but recovered well to crush Crystal Palace 4-1. They presently sit in fifth spot, one point behind West Ham who occupy the last Champions League berth. Of course, winning the Champions League would guarantee the Blues a place in the tournament for next season, but they'll need to dump Real Madrid out and then beat either PSG or Manchester City in this season's final to achieve that.

But first, Tuchel will want to pick up what would be his first piece of silverware with his new club. It obviously won't be easy. Chelsea have struggled against City in the past - especially in this competition. They've lost four of their last five FA cup meetings with the Citizens. Will they avoid another bad result, or will Guardiola's men win this game en route to setting things in motion for their much-sought after Quadruple?

Team news: Chelsea vs Manchester City

Chelsea: Andreas Christensen is out due to a muscular injury, while Mateo Kovacic is still battling a hamstring issue. However, N'Golo Kante is set to feature in the starting XI for the second consecutive match.

Manchester City: Club record goalscorer Sergio Aguero will again miss this game due to a muscular problem that has kept him on the sidelines for the past few matches.

Match facts: Chelsea vs Manchester City

  • Chelsea have lost four of their last five FA Cup meetings with Man City
  • City have lost none of their three meetings with Chelsea at the new Wembley Stadium
  • Manchester City have won six of their last nine meetings with Chelsea in all competitions (D1 L2)
  • Manchester City have won nine of their last 11 FA Cup semi-final matches
  • So far, Guardiola has never lost to Tuchel (W3 D2) as a manager

Where to watch Chelsea vs Manchester City live on April 17, 2021

Chelsea vs Manchester City kick off at 09:30 PST/12:30 EST/17:30 BST/18:30 CET

USA: ESPN+

UK: BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC iPlayer, TalkSport Radio UK, BBC Sport Web

Australia: Kayo Sports, ESPN, WatchESPN Australia

Canada: Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now

France: beIN Sports 1, Free, beIN SPORTS CONNECT

Live elsewhere? Here's where to watch Chelsea vs Manchester City live in your current location:

Chelsea vs Manchester City Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 17 April 12:30pm ET / 5:30pm BST / 6:30pm CET
Stadium: Wembley Stadium (London)
Australia: WatchESPN Australia, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, ESPN
Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet World Now
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports 1, Free
Germany: DAZN
India: SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV
Indonesia: beIN Sports 1 Indonesia, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, RCTI+, RCTI
Malaysia: Astro Supersport 4, Astro Go
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport 14, Ziggo Sport Select
Nigeria: StarTimes App, Startimes World Football, SuperSport MaXimo 1, SuperSport Premier League Nigeria, DStv Now
Portugal: Sport TV3, Sport TV LIVE
Spain: DAZN, DAZN 1, Movistar+
Turkey: Tivibu Spor 3
United Kingdom: BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web, TalkSport Radio UK, BBC One
United States: ESPN App, ESPN+
 

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