The outcome of the FA Cup will come to a head in the next two weeks, beginning with the semi-final ties at Wembley this weekend. With recent cup winners Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and current holder Manchester City still in the competition, there will be plenty of quality on display as each team will be desperate to add to their honours list by the end of the season. All of these teams continue to fight for the European places in the Premier League and with fixtures coming thick and fast throughout the week, the FA Cup will provide a good opportunity for these big hitters to end the strange 2019/20 season on a high.
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Arsenal v Manchester City
Arsenal are on their best FA Cup run since lifting the trophy in the 2016/17 season. Mikel Arteta’s side have scored seven and conceded just two in their four cup ties this season. City have won nine consecutive FA Cup matches over the past two seasons, conceding only four and scoring 30 goals in this run.
Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal’s top-scorer in the FA Cup this season, will miss out due to suspension. Calum Chambers (knee), Bernd Leno (knee), Gabriel Martinelli (knee), Pablo Marri (ankle) and Matteo Guendouzi knock) will all be unavailable for Arsenal. City’s joint top FA Cup scorer, Sergio Aguero, remains out for the remainder of the season for City with a knee injury.
Arsenal’s recent form against City is poor and they are missing a number of key players through injury and suspension which will make their task even harder. City’s FA Cup record is outstanding and they will be sure favourites to progress to the final on Saturday and are likely to win by a few goals judging by their head to head record against the Gunners.
Chelsea v Manchester United
Chelsea’s only recent loss in the FA Cup came against Manchester United in last season’s competition, the Blues were eliminated after a 2-0 loss to United in the fourth round. Otherwise, they have won eight of their last nine FA Cup games. United’s cup form is patchier as they were held to a replay by Wolves in the third round, narrowly defeating them in the replay at Old Trafford. The Red Devils also needed a late extra time winner from Harry Maguire against Norwich in the quarter finals to progress.
Chelsea will be without Bill Gilmour who picked up a knee injury recently but N’Golo Kante and Fikayo Tomori may be back in contention for the Blues following their return from injury. Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe look set to miss the semi-final tie with respective injuries. Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams returned from injury in mid-week for United.
The return of N’Golo Kante and Fiakyo Tomori could help Frank Lampard’s side to make a difference against United on Sunday. They will also gain confidence from their recent cup form. However, The Red Devils will be sure favourites to go through to the final this weekend and will be determined to get their fourth win in four over Chelsea to progress to their first final since 2016.