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Chelsea vs Manchester City, FA Cup Semi Final, 17.04.2021

One of Chelsea or Manchester City will see an end to their continental or domestic multiple titles aspirations in a blockbuster FA Cup semi-final at Wembley this weekend.

Chelsea are chasing a European and domestic double, while Manchester City are in the chase for a quadruple. This weekend something has got to give and we will be covering a couple of betting angles in our football betting tips.


Chelsea have enjoyed a resurgence since the change of reins at Stamford Bridge. The Londoners were in all sorts of trouble under Frank Lampard, but they have now turned their season around under Thomas Tuchel.

They booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League in midweek, brushing aside former champions FC Porto 2-1 on aggregate. Chelsea will be looking to go a step further this season after losing 2-1 to Arsenal in the final last season.

Thomas Tuchel firmly has his imprint on the team now. They have improved from the Chelsea that looked jaded earlier in the season. Chelsea are now defensively solid and efficient upfront. While expensive signing Timo Werner, is struggling for form and confidence, the responsibility of creating and finishing goals have largely taken up other players to a great effect.

If the South Londoners get past City, it will be their fourth final in five seasons and Thomas Tuchel will become the first German manager to reach the FA Cup final.



Pep Guardiola and his men are chasing a quadruple this season, and they still challenging on all fronts quite effectively. Just like Chelsea, they confirmed their place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time with Guardiola in charge.

The Citizens saw off the challenge from Borussia Dortmund 4-2 after both legs to book a date with French champions, PSG.

While the Manchester side are aiming to win all four titles they are still in the running for, the FA Cup will be getting some level of priority within the City ranks having lost at the same stage to eventual champions Arsenal last season.

The quarter-final victory over Dortmund should serve as an impetus for Manchester City going into this massive game. Guardiola have almost a full complement of his squad, with Sergio Aguero the only injury worry.

Possible Line Ups

  • Mendy
  • Rudiger
  • Azpilicueta
  • Silva
  • Chilwell
  • Kante
  • Jorginho
  • James
  • Mount
  • Havertz
  • Werner
  • Coach: Thomas Tuchel
  • Edersom
  • Stones
  • Walker
  • Dias
  • Zinchenko
  • Rodri
  • Gundogan
  • De Bruyne
  • Foden
  • Silva
  • Mahrez
  • Coach: Pep Guardiola
Injured: Kovacic and Aguro


While these two teams are still in the running for other titles, both sides will still want the FA Cup to be safely tucked away in their trophy cabinet. To this end, this encounter will be closely fought. Although City have been successful lately against Chelsea it is still difficult to call. However, with the attacking talents on both sides of the divide, we think over 1.5 Goals will be a realistic goals return and Booster99 priced it at 1.34.

Betting tip for the FA Cup semifinal Chelsea vs Manchester City

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For our second tip, Chelsea have been resolute in defence having kept more cleansheets than other topflight teams in recent times. Chances will be at a premium and we reckon there will be more goals in the second half. Get most scoring half 2nd at 2.04 on Booster99.

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