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Chelsea vs Man City LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, team news for huge FA Cup semi-final at Wembley – latest updates

CHELSEA take on Manchester City this evening in a huge FA Cup semi-final, both sides' second successive last-four clash at Wembley in the competition.

The Blues beat Sheffield United in the quarter-finals while City overcame Everton at Goodison Park.

  • Start time: 5.30pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: BBC One/iPlayer
  • Chelsea XI: To follow
  • Man City XI: To follow

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What time does Chelsea vs Man City kick off?

  • Chelsea take on Man City on Saturday, April 17 – TODAY.
  • The match kicks off at 5.30pm UK time.
  • It will be held at Wembley Stadium.
  • This match will be played behind closed doors, however four thousand residents of the London Borough of Brent will be able to watch the other semi-final between Leicester and Southampton.
  • Last time the two sides met, City thumped Frank Lampard's Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

What TV channel is Chelsea vs Man City on and can I live stream it?

  • Chelsea vs Man City is live on BBC One.
  • Coverage commences at 5.10pm – 20 minutes before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the BBC iPlayer.

Can I watch Chelsea vs Man City for free?

  • Yes. BBC is free to watch on TV and online for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
  • Get your TV licence here.
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    CITY STATS

    Manchester City made it to the FA Cup semi-finals by eliminating Birmingham, Cheltenham Town, Swansea and Everton along the way.

    City won all of their matches and scored a whopping 11 goals, while conceding a mere two in the process.

    The Citizens have enjoyed tremendous success in the FA Cup semi-finals as they have prevailed in nine of their last 11 appearances in the final four.

    But the last time the Manchester giants made it to Wembley they lost 2-0 to Arsenal last year

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    CHELSEA STATS

    Chelsea made it to the FA Cup semi-finals by eliminating Morecambe, Luton Town, Barnsley and Sheffield United along the way.

    The Blues won all four games by scoring a total of 10 goals and conceding a mere one throughout the entire competition this season.

    The west Londoners are looking to win their ninth FA Cup but will have to beat a team they have only been able to defeat twice in their last nine meetings across all competitions.

    Thomas Tuchel's men might still be feeling confident as they have won seven of their last eight FA Cup semi-final matches at Wembley Stadium

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    HEAD TO HEAD

    Chelsea and Manchester City's first ever encounter took place way back in 1907 in a First Division match that ended 2-2 in London.

    Since then, the two sides have faced off a total of 164 times with the Blues amassing a mere majority of 66 wins compared to City's 58 victories.

    But they've only faced off six times in the FA Cup, which saw the Citizens winning four of the exchange and only losing twice.

    However, their most recent meeting in the competition took place in 2016 when Chelsea thrashed a below-strength City team with a score of 5-1.

    This is going to be only the second time they battle at Wembley Stadium with their inaugural encounter taking place in the semi-finals of the 2012-2013 season when the Manchester giants won 2-1 thanks to goals by Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero

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    GOOD AFTERNOON FROM WEMBLEY

    Welcome to our live coverage of the FA Cup semi-final clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

    Both teams made it through to the Champions League semi-finals earlier this week when the Blues eliminated Porto and City offloaded Borussia Dortmund.

    Now the two Premier League sides, who could also face off in the Champions League final, are looking to make it to the FA Cup final where they will face either Leicester or Southampton.

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed that Mateo Kovacic is sidelined due to a hamstring injury he suffered during training.

    Tuchel will also be without Andreas Christensen, who missed the midweek Champions League clash with Porto, due to a muscle injury.

    City boss Pep Guardiola will be without club legend Sergio Aguero, who has announced he will be leaving the Citizens at the end of the season after 10 years of remarkable service.

    Aguero has been dealing with a muscular problem that will not allow him to compete at Wembley tonight against Chelsea.

    However, Guardiola could have Aymeric Laporte back into his starting line-up after the star defender overcame a hip problem.

    Stay tuned as we expect the starting line-ups from both squads in about half an hour

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