Chelsea Deal Man United , Proceed To FA Cup Semi-finals
Premier League side Chelsea deal Man United serious blow to proceed to FA Cup Semi-finals.
In tonight’s game, Chelsea capitalized on Ander Herrera’s send-off to win a hard-fought FA Cup quarter-final match.
Coach Conte’s side has now maintained their pursuit of a domestic Double with holders Manchester United out of the way.
Herrera’s dismissal for two fouls on Eden Hazard gave the Blues the advantage midway through the first half.
The brilliant N’Golo Kante shot home the only goal of the game and his second this season.
Both goals, interestingly, have been against Manchester United.
Chelsea dominated the rest of the game, but missed several opportunities to extend their lead.
United, who were without forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, produced just one clear opportunity.
A Marcus Rashford strike denied by Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea Deal Man United Simple Defeat
Chelsea now joins Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City in a semi-final line-up featuring four of the top five teams in the Premier League.
Conte’s hope for a domestic double in his first season as Chelsea manager faces a formidable obstacle.
Following the FA Cup semi-final after the draw which was made on Monday, Chelsea now face Tottenham Hotspur.
Conte will be heartened by the fact Spurs’ have had a previously woeful record at Wembley.
Coach Conte has successfully transformed Chelsea from the mid-table side they were last term to runaway Premier League leaders this campaign.
The other semi-final pitches are Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal against Manchester City, managed by Pep Guardiola.
The Gunners boss is hoping the Cup can provide some salvation in what has been a disappointing season.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal vs Manchester City will be played weekend of April 22nd and 23rd.