Chelsea football club have ended the hope of Pep Guardiola winning quadruple for Manchester City this season as the London club stunned the Premier League table-toppers 1-0 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 17.
Chelsea and Manchester City met in the semi-final stage of this season’s FA Cup and the Blues who suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Porto during mid-week Champions League football came out victorious.
Before now, Manchester City were on the verge of winning four titles which included the UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup, the Premier League, and the EFL Cup. But now, Manchester City would have to focus on the league title, the Champions League, and the EFL Cup, thanks to the outcome of the FA Cup semi-final game on Saturday.
In the tight FA Cup game, Chelsea struggled to match up with the solidity of Manchester City but couldn’t do much until in the 55th minute when the club’s summer signing Hakim Ziyech broke the deadlock, after slotting in a pass from Timo Werner.
FT. COME ON!!! 💙 WE'RE IN THE FA CUP FINAL!!! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/lA0xCYV19H— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 17, 2021
After the goal from the Morocco international, Manchester City could not record any goal despite having 11 shots, three of which were on target.
At the end of the day, Ziyech’s goal became the difference between Chelsea and Manchester City which means that Thomas Tuchel and his boys will face Leicester City or Southampton in the final of the FA Cup on May 15 at 15:00.
Chelsea beat Manchester City without Edouard Mendy
Earlier before Chelsea faced Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup, football fans and pundits were surprised that coach Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea decided to drop Edouard Mendy for Kepa Arrizabalaga ahead of the game.
It was so surprising that Mendy was not only dropped from Chelsea’s first eleven, he couldn’t even make Chelsea’s bench which was a big shock to many.
As of the time of publishing this report, there was no news that the Senegalese goalkeeper was injured before the game. He kept for the club in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final game against Porto which Chelsea lost 1-0. However, the defeat was not enough to kick Chelsea out of the competition. The Premier League club scaled through to the semi-final stage of the competition 2-1 on aggregate.
In Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final game against Manchester City, Thomas Tuchel used out of favor Kepa as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper and Willy Caballero served as the standby goalkeeper.
Yet, Chelsea went on to keep a clean sheet against a team like Manchester City and beat the Premier League table-toppers 1-0 to make it to the final of this season’s FA Cup campaign.