Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur, 22 April 2017

Score4-2 to Chelsea
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionFA Cup Semi-final
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance86,355
Kick-off: 5.15pm This was the first FA Cup semi-final played between the top two teams in the Premier League since 1999.

Goals:

Willian 5 G
Willian penalty 43 P
Eden Hazard 75 G
Nemanja Matić 80 G

Goals:

Harry Kane 18 G
Dele Alli 52 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Nathan Aké
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Willian
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Victor Wanyama
Midfielder/Forward SON Heung-min
Forward Harry Kane

Substitutions:

Diego Costa for Michy Batshuayi 61
Eden Hazard for Willian 61
Cesc Fàbregas for Pedro 74

Substitutions:

Kyle Walker for SON Heung-min 68
Georges-Kévin N'Koudou for Victor Wanyama 80

Cards:

Marcos Alonso 45 Y
N'Golo Kanté 90 Y

Cards:

Toby Alderweireld 4 Y
Dele Alli 73 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Forward Diego Costa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Pau López
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender Kevin Wimmer
Defender/Midfielder Ben Davies
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Forward Vincent Janssen

Comments:

Chelsea had now reached their seventh FA Cup Final since 2000; more than any other team in the 21st century. Including penalty shoot-outs, the Blues had now won ten games at the new Wembley Stadium; only Manchester United (11) had won more. They had now lost only one of their last six FA Cup semi-finals. Marcos Alonso was booked in the third minute of added time in the first-half. N'Golo Kante was booked in the third minute of added time in the second-half. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: "This is my first season in England and it is great to fight for the title and reach the Final of the FA Cup, a great competition. During the season there is a moment as a coach you must take a strong decision. You have to take a risk. If you win the plan worked, if you don't the responsibility is on you. I think today our plan worked very well."

Comments:

Tottenham Hotspur had now lost a record seven consecutive FA Cup semi-finals. Chelsea had set the previous record of six between 1920 and 1966. Since New Year's Day in 2015, Harry Kane had now scored 21 goals in 24 London derbies in all competitions. Dele Alli had now scored 20 goals in all competitions for Spurs in this season, including seven in his last nine appearances. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said: "We were fantastic in the way we played and in our philosophy. They had five shots and scored four goals and we score only two. The penalty for me was a soft penalty or was not a penalty. Only now we can look forward. We are four points behind them [in the Premier League] and we will try to win our next game. I am not worried."