Chelsea v Manchester City: FA Cup semi-final preview
Chelsea and Manchester City go head-to-head at Wembley on Sunday for a place in the FA Cup final
Sunday promises to be an exciting day in English football as heavyweights Manchester City and Chelsea gear up for what could be one of the most evenly matched semi-final seen in some time.
The defending Premier League champions are set to take on the defending European and FA Cup champions at Wembley on Sunday, and the winner seems likely to lift the trophy at the end of the competition, considering Wigan Athletic and Millwall go head-to-head in the other semi-final.
David Silva and Sergio Aguero’s fitness levels remain matchday decisions for Roberto Mancini and he will know that his side looks much stronger with the two stars included.
While in the opponent's camp, Rafael Benitez seems to have suffered one defensive headache after another this campaign. Ryan Bertrand looks unlikely to make an appearance due to illness and John Terry does not seem to be up to scratch just yet after returning from injury.
Benitez even resorted to implementing Nathan Ake in holding midfield in the recent 3-2 defeat to Rubin Kazan in Russia.
Manchester City come into the tie having scored 13 goals and condeded none in the competition, while Chelsea’s road to the semi-final has a been a bit more flawed - conceding five goals but scoring three more than the side from the Etihad Stadium.
City’s approach to the semi-final has been as close to perfect as is physically possible, and Mancini’s lads will be looking to continue their flawless streak into the final. They are the slight favourites over the west London outfit.
Given the recent run of form that has seen Fernando Torres net three times in his last three matches, the London faithful will be hoping the Spaniard has other ideas and can guide their squad to consecutive FA Cup glories.
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