It will be a big showdown at the Wembley Stadium this year as four Premier League heavyweights lock horns in the battle of supremacy for the English Trophy – FA Cup 2017!
Capital rivals Chelsea and Tottenham will rekindle old rivalries in the FA Cup semi-finals, while Arsenal take on Manchester City. This means that the silverware ownership will change hands in 2017 as the defending champions – Manchester United got stung by N’golo Kante’s strike during the quarter final faceoff at Stamford bridge on Monday. The French international has been in impressive form since his move from Leicester United in the summer of 2016.
The last four, with Chelsea being the latest Semifinalist, after seeing off their fierce rival, Manmchester United, are now readying themselves for a day out at Wembley, with glory almost within reach.
Chelsea v Tottenham
Arsenal v Manchester City
The four clubs still in the running have shared seven successes in the last 10 FA Cup finals.
The last of those, though, came back in 2012 and Antonio Conte will be determined to end his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge with a domestic league and cup double.
City have not lifted the trophy since 2011, while Arsenal enjoyed back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015.
Arsene Wenger will be looking for silverware to help ease some of the pressure on his shoulders, while north London neighbour Mauricio Pochettino will be aiming to end Tottenham’s 26-year wait for FA Cup glory.