Man City vs Chelsea live score, result, updates, stats, lineups as Haaland not in squad for FA Cup semi final

Manchester City face Chelsea at Wembley in the first FA Cup semifinal of the weekend.

City’s cross-town rivals Manchester United will face Championship side Coventry City on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s men are looking to bounce back from their devastating Champions League elimination to Real Madrid a few days ago.

Chelsea on the other hand will be desperate to knock City out as this competition remains their only shot at silverware this season.

The Sporting News is following Man City vs Chelsea live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Man City vs Chelsea live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
Man City 0  
Chelsea 0  

Starting lineups:

Man City predicted XI (4-1-4-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Walker, Stones, Akanji, Ake — Rodri — Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Grealish — Alvarez.

Chelsea predicted XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Petrovic (GK) — Gusto, Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella — Caicedo, Enzo — Madueke, Palmer, Gallagher — Jackson.

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Man City vs Chelsea live updates, highlights, and commentary

42nd minute: It’s a cracking atmosphere inside Wembley as both sides fancy their chances of taking the lead before the break.

37th minute: Palmer! Ah, he was so close to firing Chelsea into the lead as he glides past Rodri and opens up his body to find the far corner but Ortega makes a good save. Pochettino’s side have been causing City some problems in the last 10 minutes or so.

30th minute: What a waste by Jackson! He gets in behind and is one-on-one with Ortega but takes the ball too wide, tries to cut it back to Palmer but it’s an awful ball and it’s intercepted. 

26th minute: Enzo Fernandez swipes Rodri off his feet and that may be the last one he gets away with before seeing a yellow card. 

20th minute: Alvarez shows some neat footwork in the box and fires at goal but De Bruyne gets in the way and stops it from going in!

14th minute: Foden is picked out in the box by De Bruyne and the Englishman knocks it past Petrovic making the angle tight and his shot is cleared by Cucurella. 

9th minute: Chelsea are finding space between City’s midfield and defence with you know who running the show so far. Palmer is involved in every Chelsea attack so far.

6th minute: It’s been an exciting start to this semifinal as City dominate possession but Chelsea are finding ways to hit them on the counter. 

1st minute: We’re underway at Wembley!

15 mins before kickoff: The teams have nearly finished their warm-ups and kickoff is next!

30 mins before kickoff: Grealish starts for City this afternoon. It’s not been the best of years by his standards with only three goals and three assists in all competitions. In an interview with The Athletic, Grealish opened up on his struggles this season:

“It’s been difficult. Especially on the back of last year, I had such a good season. I was playing a lot and was one of the main players in the team and playing in all the important games.

“This year at the start of the season I had a dead leg which kept me out for a month and then I didn’t play too often. I don’t think my form was the best and I wasn’t playing with a lot of confidence. In the new year, I had a few injuries again as well with my groin.

“Recently, obviously I haven’t scored yet, but I feel good, I feel fit and I feel like I’m playing with good confidence. Hopefully, I can bring that into the end of the season.”

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1 hour before kickoff: The team news is in and Erling Haaland is not with the squad today. De Bruyne is fit and starts for City in a side that sees four changes from the Madrid match. For Chelsea, man of the moment Cole Palmer starts as expected.

Man City predicted XI (4-1-4-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Walker, Stones, Akanji, Ake — Rodri — Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Grealish — Alvarez.

Chelsea predicted XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Petrovic (GK) — Gusto, Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella — Caicedo, Enzo — Madueke, Palmer, Gallagher — Jackson.

1 hour 30 mins before kickoff: It could be a significant day for Manchester City as they are looking to reach the FA Cup final in consecutive campaigns for the third time in their history, previously doing so in 1933/1934 and 1955/1956.

2 hours before kickoff: Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog of the FA Cup semifinal clash between Man City and Chelsea. In major news, there are reports that Erling Haaland is not in the City squad today. Team news will be confirmed in the next hour, so stay with us to find out if that is indeed the case.

What time does Man City vs Chelsea kick off?

This FA Cup match takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, UK and kicks off on Saturday, April 20 at 5:15 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Apr. 20 12:15 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Apr. 20 12:15 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Apr. 20 5:15 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Apr. 21 2:15 a.m. AEST
India Sat, Apr. 20 9:45 p.m. IST

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Man City vs Chelsea lineups, team news

Guardiola will likely reshuffle his starting XI following a long and draining night against Real Madrid. Stefan Ortega is set to step in for Ederson as part of his role as FA Cup goalkeeper.

Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Manuel Akanji were all substituted against Los Blancos, and the trio will be assessed after Guardiola confirmed they asked to come off.

Man City predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Lewis, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol — Rodri, Kovacic — Foden, De Bruyne, Grealish — Alvarez.

Man City subs (9): TBC

Mauricio Pochettino is still battling with a lengthy injury list at Chelsea in 2024, with at least six players missing for this game. A late call will be made on the fitness of Axel Disasi and Enzo Fernandez but Raheem Sterling and Robert Sanchez should shake off illness in time to start.

Chelsea predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Sanchez (GK) — Gusto, Silva, Chalobah, Cucurella— Gallagher, Caicedo, Fernandez — Palmer, Jackson, Sterling.

Chelsea subs (9): TBC

Man City vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this FA Cup match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming

Sportsnet NOW Plus

UK BBC 1 BBC iPlayer
Australia Paramount+


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