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Chelsea vs Manchester City, FA Cup Semi-Final: Open Thread

chelsea fa cup eden hazard Chelsea vs Manchester City, FA Cup Semi Final: Open Thread

Will it be Chelsea or Manchester City that will book a place in the FA Cup Final against Wigan Athletic?

Chelsea takes on Manchester City today at Wembley in a match where David Silva is out injured, which could have a devastating impact on Manchester City’s chances of making it through to the final.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Hazard, Azpilicueta, Ba, Bertrand

Torres, Lampard and Terry are on the bench for the Blues.

Manchester City starting XI: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Clichy, Kompany, Nastasic, Barry, Milner, Y Toure, Nasri, Aguero, Tevez

Based on Silva not playing combined with Chelsea’s prowess at Wembley and in cup tournaments, you have to give Chelsea the edge in this one.

Here’s Rafa Benitez on Chelsea’s chances in their FA Cup Semi Final against Manchester City:

Before, during or after today’s FA Cup semi-final, join the conversation in the comments section below.


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