FA Cup Semifinals, Chelsea VS Manchester City. Both have made it to the top four in the Champions League, and this match may be a prelude to the CL Final . Vaccination is progressing in the UK, but unfortunately Wembley is unattended. The Premier League and domestic cups for the 2020-21 season are likely to end without seeing a full stadium. Finally kick off. Let’s start with the starting lineup from Chelsea.
Goalkeeper Kepa, Arrizabal Queta on 3 backs, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Reece James and Chilwell on WB. The midfield center is Jorginho and Cante, with Ziyech, Werner and Mason Mount on the front . On the other hand, Man City’s goalkeeper is Steffen. The final line is João Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Rodri and Fernandinho in the midfield center. Ferran Torres, De Bruyne and Sterling will be in the second row, and Gabriel Jesus will be 4-2-3-1 on the top.
A cautious start to see how to fight each other. Werner escaped in the 6th minute and Ziyech pushed into the left corner, but the judge was 11th offside . In the 8th minute, Werner turned to the right and ran Reece James vertically, raising the cross, but Steffen punched out. The first chance for the Premier League leaders is 10 minutes. Gabriel Jesus, who set up the counter, returned to De Bruyne without overdoing it, received a return on the left and turned to the front.The control shot was caught by Kepa in front of him.
The 15-minute counter exchange stopped an important pass for both Ziyech and Sterling. In the 19th minute, Ziyech made a long pass to Reece James on the right, and when the cross went up to the other side, Chilwell’s volley did not hit well and went off to near. If Werner cares about the offside line, Man City has an unprecedented pass mistake against Chelsea who seems to be able to make a decision. Werner , who entered the box to the right with Ziyech’s vertical pass in the 33rd minute, was blocked by Laporte’s desperate sliding.
Immediately after, Reece James picked up a CK spill ball in front of the box and bent the middle shot too far to the left. In the 44th minute, De Bruyne’s CK flowed to the left, and Fernandinho’s head deviated to the right as Sterling’s cross, which he followed, entered the center . The first half is 0-0. The number of shots is 3 to 2, which is higher than Man City, and Chelsea has no on-target. In the 48th minute immediately after the start of the second half, he accidentally hit the top team in the Premier League. De Bruyne, who twisted his leg, left the pitch and Foden, who scored a goal against Dortmund, was called.
In the 55th minute, Werner sprinted the left side with a vertical through pass by Mason Mount . Apparently there is no offside. Steffen’s position, which hesitated to jump out, was halfway, and the moment the grounder passed in the center, the goal mouse was empty. Ziyech collapsed and the combined volley shook the net 1-0. Ziyech, who received Chilwell’s long feed on the front line in the 59th minute, was disappointed to hit the pitch when Steffen blocked a one-on-one shot.
Man City, who continues to eat the counter, can not raise SB, and if you hold it too much in the middle, it will be difficult to check singing and Jorginho . In the 69th minute, Rodri turned back the CK from the right with his head, and Ruben Dias’s head was on the crossbar. The second piece of Pep is Gundoan in the 64th minute with Ferran Torres. In the 70th minute Mason Mount went down and Pulisic went to the front. In the 77th minute, the counter in the blue shirt, which cut the second attack of CK, was blocked by Steffen who reacted to the left with Werner’s shot, which he brought alone to the left of the box .
Tuchel lowered Ziyech and Walner in the 79th minute and put in Emerson and Kai Havelz. Thiago Silva, who hurt his back, retired in the 88th minute and Zuma joined the final line. Additional time is 5 minutes. Kepa saved Rodri’s head when he hit CK in the 94th minute. Manchester City let go of the four-crown dream without making a decision. WB did not go up unnecessarily, Chelsea who blocked the side attack advanced to the final.. Compete for the trophy with the winner of Leicester VS Southampton. Why didn’t
Mahrez , who had been doing well with 7 races, 4 goals and 1 assist since March ? It was a battle that seemed to be the defeat of Pep Saihai who did not try to make a change even though he had three replacement cards left. I don’t think today’s Sterling was able to expect a chance make-up until the end. Tuchel’s team is 3-4-2-1 (or 3-4-1-2) when attacking and 5-3-2 when defending . The way of fighting, which cuts the pass course on the side where the ball is held and launches a straight attack, fits well.
Will Chelsea, who lost to Arsenal in the final of this tournament last season and finished uncrowned, be able to win the title for the first time in two years? It seems that Saints, who stalled with 2 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in the Premier League in the second half of the game, is easier to fight than Leicester, who is likely to return all the injured main players. First of all, let’s pay attention to the battle where another finalist will be decided today.