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

*Chelsea*
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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