Chelsea Handed Man City in FA Cup Semifinals as Leicester City Set to Battle Southampton

Chelsea Handed Man City in FA Cup Semifinals as Leicester City Set to Battle Southampton

- FA Cup semifinal draws will see Chelsea face Man City and Leicester City battle Southampton

- The fixtures have been scheduled for the weekend of April 17 and 18

- Arsenal are the record winners with 14 titles but are already out of the competition this season

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Chelsea will battle Manchester City in the FA Cup while Leicester City are paired with Southampton in an all-Premier League teams' semifinal fixtures.

The Blues cruised to the last four after beating struggling EPL outfit Sheffield United 2-0 and maintain their unbeaten status since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.

Pep Guardiola's men also emerged victorious after their encounter at Goodison Park after beating Everton 2-0 over the weekend.

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This means that the Citizens have reached the last four of the competition three years running for the first time since 1932 as reported by Sky Sports.

Chelsea to battle Man City as Leicester face Southampton
Kelechi Iheanacho, 1 other player tackled paul Pogba during Leicester City's FA Cup 3-1 win over Man United at the King Power Stadium. Photo by Alex Pantling
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However, the two most in-form teams in the Premier League this year will now face-off for a place in the final of the competition on the weekend of April 17.

Meanwhile, Iheanacho will hope to maintain his superb goals scoring form in the competition as he will most likely lead his club's attack when the Foxes battle Southampton next month.

The Nigerian orchestrated Manchester United's ouster at the quarterfinal stage after scoring twice to help Leicester reach a 3-1 victory over their guests.

Winners of both semifinals will square up at the Wembley Stadium on May 15 for a chance to lift the trophy at the end of this season.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's 13 goals FA Cup record after netting twice in Leicester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United in the quarterfinal of the competition.

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The 24-year-old opened the scoring for the hosts in the 24th minute but Mason Greenwood's 38th-minute equaliser cancelled out the opener.

Youri Tielemans restored the Foxes' leadership seven minutes into the second half while the Super Eagles attacker completed his double in the 78th minute of the meeting.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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