FA Cup (LIVE UPDATES): Chelsea, Man United battle for last quarter-final ticket

Antonio Valencia & Eden Hazard [Photo Credit: Chelsea FC]
Antonio Valencia & Eden Hazard in one of their recent matches [Photo Credit: Chelsea FC]

A fierce contest is expected tonight as Chelsea and Manchester United battle for the last FA Cup quarter-final ticket up for grabs.

Already, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Millwall, Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Swansea City, Watford and Brighton & Hove Albion have all qualified for the quarter-final stage leaving just one more spot to be taken.

Last season, Chelsea and Manchester United met at Wembley in the final of the 2018 FA Cup.

Chelsea won, thanks to a penalty that Eden Hazard drew and converted.

This will be the 14th FA Cup tie between Chelsea and Manchester United – the Blues have triumphed in each of the last four, including the final last season

Going into tonight’s contest, Chelsea are looking to reach the FA Cup quarter-final for the fourth consecutive season, while United on their part are looking to reach the quarter-final for the fifth consecutive season.

With the FA Cup being one of the most realistic chances of a silverware this season for Chelsea and Manchester United, both teams are expected to be at their very best tonight at Stamford Bridge.

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Kickoff is 8.30 p.m.

Starting line ups

1 Kepa Arrizabalaga
30 David Luiz
2 Antonio Rüdiger
3 Marcos Alonso
28 César Azpilicueta
5 Jorginho
17 Mateo Kovacic
7 N’Golo Kanté
9 Gonzalo Higuaín
10 Eden Hazard
11 Pedro

*Manchester United*
22 Sergio Romero
2 Victor Lindelöf
12 Chris Smalling
23 Luke Shaw
18 Ashley Young
31 Nemanja Matic
6 Paul Pogba
21 Ander Herrera
9 Romelu Lukaku
10 Marcus Rashford
8 Juan Mata

Kick off at Stamford Bridge

United start on the front foot

The visitors piling the pressure

Lukaku blasts wide

Chelsea finally driving forward

United have a handful of former Chelsea players in thier squad.. Mata, Matic and Lukaku are former Blues

Freekick for Chelsea

David Lutz takes it Romero saves

Romero saves the rebound from Pedro

Herera forces a save from Kepa

Yellow card for Matic

Hazard cons Matic to commit the foul

Fifteen minutes into the game and both teams doing well but no goals

Higuain misses a chance

Higuain with a header but off target

Chelsea getting in thier strides.. they have grown into this game

Rashford goes down dramatically.. United get a free kick

Straight to the keeper.. Kepa has no problems with that

Another yellow card for United.. this time to Ashley Young

Danger averted for Chelsea as Kepa almost cost his team

Chelsea must make their possession count..

N’Golo Kante has kept Pogba largely quiet tonight

Corner kick for Chelsea.. Hazard takes it but United clear out

GOAL! Ander Herrera gives United the lead

Play momentarily stopped

GOAL!!! Pogba doubles the lead for United

Diving header by Pogba.. United two goals ahead just before half time

Atrocious defending by Chelsea and the woes continue

Half Time : Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United

Man United take a two-goal lead into half time at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from midfielders Herrera and Pogba. After a fairly balanced opening quarter to the game, the visitors took control and they now have one foot in the quarters.

Can Chelsea muster a fight back or it will be more misery on Maurizio Sarri and his men, we wait for the second half action..

Action already underway in the second half

Rashford tries to take United three goals up

Matic living dangerously.. might get a second yellow which means red

52 minutes gone.. United still enjoying the two goal lead

Corner kick for Chelsea

England coach Gareth Southgate in the stands watching this game

Chelsea make the first change.. Pedro makes way for Willian

Rudiger gets a yellow card for a foul on Juan Mata

Kante earns a yellow card for a foul on Rashford

Free kick for Chelsea but it has been played wide

Another change for Chelsea Ross Barkley in for Kovacic

United also make a change.. Alexis Sanchez in for Romelu Lukaku

Solksjaer also pulls out Juan Mata for Andres Pereira

Zappacostta comes on for Azpilicueta

Five minutes added time

Full time… Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United

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