Chelsea faces Southampton
Chelsea faces Southampton in a second semifinal of the FA Cup. The match is going to be played at the Wembley Stadium in London.
For Chelsea, this is the only chance left for winning a major trophy. Last season the Blues won the Premier League, but now it’s a completely different thing for them. They are 5th in the league standings and they are already out from the Champions League. They also didn’t reach the final of the Carabao Cup.
So – in other words, the FA Cup remains Chelsea’s only chance for a trophy at this moment.
Chelsea reached the 1/2-finals of the competition after eliminating Leicester City in the previous round. The Blues needed extra time to do it, but after all, they successfully reached this phase of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Southampton reached the 1/2-finals after eliminating Wigan Athletic from the competition. Wigan caused the big shocker in the competition with beating Manchester City, but against Southampton, they were not able to repeat their performance. The Saints won the match against Wigan with 2-0 and reached Wembley.
In the Premier League Southampton are having serious trouble. The Saints are currently in the relegation zone of the league, being in a real danger of dropping to the Championship. Which makes it even more surprising that they reached the 1/2-finals of the FA Cup.
Chelsea is the big favourites here, of course. They have a better and much more expensive team than Southampton. But when it comes to the FA Cup, sometimes this doesn’t matter at all. Just think about what happened to Manchester City against Wigan.
We shall expect an interesting clash between Chelsea and Southampton. At the Wembley everything is possible, so don’t write off Southampton too fast. They have their chances.