FA Cup Semi-Final Draw


And then there were five.

With one FA Cup Quarterfinal yet to be played (Arsenal v Hull City, to be played on either the 17th or 18th of March per the BBC), Sunday afternoon the FA Cup Semi-Final draw was held. Both matches will be played at Wembley Stadium April 18th or 19th for a chance at the May 30th final.

The complete draw is as follows: Arsenal or Hull City v Chelsea and Manchester United v Everton.

For Chelsea’s first Premier League opponent in the competition, a London derby is probably the last thing they wanted. Chelsea probably would have wanted face Manchester United to get rid of the demons of Scolari.  Granted that is assuming Arsenal beats Hull City (and I think they will). Everton will probably feel the most hard done by as they have to face Manchester United.

If I had to guess, Manchester United v Everton will be played on Saturday while Arsenal/Hull City v Chelsea will be moved to Sunday. As for what networks cover what games, that’s anyone’s guess.

One thing Soho Square is probably happy about is the fact we didn’t see Chelsea and Manchester United together.

What are your thoughts on this draw? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

3 thoughts on “FA Cup Semi-Final Draw”

  1. It was nice to see a jubilant Goodison Park. So much for all of the naysayers who talk about the death of the FA Cup. The passion among fans to get into the semi-final was alive and well with the Boro fans.

    The Coventry supporters didn’t have much to cheer about with their woeful defending, but at least the Chelsea fans were in a good mood.

    Both the Fulham and Man United supporters were in FA Cup mode. Arsenal and Burnley fans not so much.

    Should be a good couple of semi-final matches to look forward to!

    The Gaffer

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