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Chelsea vs Man City – FA Cup Semi Final: Kick off time

Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final withManchester City will be shown on free-to-air television next month after the Football Association confirmed the timings and broadcast details of the two Wembley clashes.

Chelsea and Manchester City will face off at 5:30pm on Saturday 17 April, before Leicester City take on Southampton in the other semi-final at 6:30pm the following day.

BBC One and BBC iPlayer will broadcast the first semi-final, while BT Sport has the rights for the second.

FA Cup semi-final details

Saturday 17 April 2021

Chelsea v Manchester City (5.30pm BST) – BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Sunday 18 April 2021

Leicester City v Southampton (6.30pm BST) – BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate.

How to watch and live stream Chelsea vs Man City - FA Cup Semi Final

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BBC One and BBC iPlayer will broadcast the first semi-final, while BT Sport has the rights for the second.

You can watch matches with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.

Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

FA Cup quarterfinal matches can be seen exclusively on ESPN+. All four matches will be streamed live in English and Spanish.

ESPN+ will also provide highlights and analysis of FA Cup games throughout the weekend on its "ESPN FC" show, including a special recap edition on Sunday at 5:45 p.m. ET.

An ESPN+ subscription costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 annually. It can also be bundled with Disney+ and Hulu for $12.99 per month (Hulu with ads) or $18.99 per month (Hulu without ads).

FA Cup Semi-Final: Predictions for Manchester City vs. Chelsea

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Ian Wright has backed Manchester City to beat Chelsea to reach the final of the FA Cup but warned them to be ‘afraid’ of Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Wright, the former Arsenal striker, predicts City will face Leicester – who take on Southampton in the other semi-final at Wembley – in the final of the cup competition on May 15. Pep Guardiola’s side will have to beat an in-form Chelsea next month to advance.

Chelsea remain undefeated under Tuchel since his arrival in January. City, however, are a force to be reckoned with. They are on course for the Premier League title, in the final of the Carabao Cup and in the quarter-finals of the Champions League as well as in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, according to Metro UK.

And Wright feels they will take some stopping on all front as he backed them to move beyond Chelsea. ‘You feel under this manager, [Hakim] Ziyech the other day, the way he was. Mason Mount is never going to drop,’ he told Wrighty’s House of City’s opponents Chelsea. ‘He’s an 8/10 performer. N’Golo Kante playing like he plays.

‘You think to yourself these players start to really connect, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and they get the striker nicking those goals, then City should be afraid. ‘But the way City are playing with their free-flowing football. You go into that game and City can have five or ten minutes and it’s over. ‘Chelsea you feel like they could do what they do, play the ball up to the final third, they can’t afford to continue to miss chances.

‘I’m going to probably go Leicester vs City [in the final]. As much as Chelsea are doing great stuff, City and what they’re doing, this time here is their best time since he’s been there. ‘They can probably go on to win the Champions League, if I’m being totally honest. If there’s any season it could happen, if he has that talk with them, it could be this one.’

The Blues are fighting for two cup competitions under Thomas Tuchel and are also firmly in the top four race with two months of the season to go.

Chelsea made it through to the semi final stage of the FA Cup having beaten Sheffield United 2-0 in the quarter finals six days ago at Stamford Bridge, an own goal from Oliver Norwood and Hakim Ziyech's injury time strike enough to give Tuchel's side the victory in a game where they were not at their best.

The other semi final will see Southampton and Leicester City face off at Wembley a day later, with their match kicking off at 6.30pm on Sunday, April 18.

The Blues suffered heartache in last year's competition with Frank Lampard in charge as they lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the final.

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