Eight-time FA Cup champions Chelsea will face quadruple-chasing Manchester City in the 2020-21 FA Cup semi-finals as the two are all set to face off at Wembley in London.
Leicester City will face Southampton in the other tie, with both matches taking place on 17th and 18th April.
Last season’s finalists Chelsea, who lost to Arsenal, beat bottom of the Premier League side Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday to reach the last 4.
Leicester City, who have never won the FA Cup, beat Manchester United comprehensively at the King Power Stadium thanks to a brace from in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho as Brendan Rodgers’ side cruised to their first FA Cup semifinal in 39 years with a 3-1 victory over the 12-time Cup winners.
The FA Cup final is scheduled to be held at Wembley on 15th May.
Chelsea 2-0 Sheffield United
Chelsea continued their impressive start under new manager Thomas Tuchel, with a win over Sheffield United to extend the team’s unbeaten start to 14 matches.
Prior to this, Tuchel also led Chelsea to the last 8 of the UEFA Champions League where they have the most favourable draw and could not have asked for anything more by avoiding the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. The Blues have been drawn against FC Porto who upset Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the Round of 16.
Tuchel can make it to his 2nd semifinal if all goes well against the Portuguese champions.
An Oliver Norwood own goal in the 24th minute gave Chelsea the lead at Stamford Bridge and Moroccan Hakim Ziyech sealed the deal for the home side as he scored in the 2nd minute of stoppage time, right at the end of the game to secure their ticket to Wembley.
Everton 0-2 Manchester City
Manchester City, who are looking increasingly likely to win all trophies this season, which would be a quadruple of the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League, booked their place in the semi-finals on Saturday.
City have almost secured the Premier League title, currently 14 points ahead of rivals Manchester United in 2nd.
They are already through to the League Cup final and will face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur in the final.
Pep Guardiola’s side has been drawn against Germany’s Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals and the expectation is for them to comfortably go through to the final 4 of Europe’s elite club competition.
City have never made it beyond the semifinals of the European cup.
The Citizens made easy work of Everton at Goodison Park but notched up late goals through Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in the 84th and 90th minute, respectively to secure the 2-0 win as they set up a titan clash with Chelsea in the semifinals.
Bournemouth 0-3 Southampton
Nathan Redmond scored twice as the Saints eased past Championship side Bournemouth.
Bournemouth, who were in the Premier League in the previous season, managed to make it through to the quarterfinals to be the only team outside England’s first division in the last 8.
The class difference was visible, however, as the away side dominated the game at Dean Court. Moussa Djenepo opened the scoring for Southampton in the 37th minute and Redmond made it 2-0 just before halftime.
The attacking midfielder doubled his tally for the game in the 59th minute to give the Saints an unassailable lead as they won the match 3-0 to set up a semifinal match against in-form Leicester City.
Leicester City booked their place at Wembley for the semifinals after beating Manchester United 3-1 thanks to a brace from Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho and a beautiful strike by Belgium’s Youri Tielemans.
The Foxes have made it to the semifinals of the FA Cup for the first time in 39 years and they will be hoping to make it through to the final this time around and they will be licking their lips knowing that they have the easier opponent in Southampton.