Saturday, 17 April 2021 20:44

Staff Reporter.

Chelsea ended Manchester City's quadruple hopes this season after securing a 1-0 win to reach the FA Cup final at Wembley.

City and Chelsea had both secured their places in the last four of the Champions League this week - but Pep Guardiola's side had their sights set on a unique haul of four trophies as they close in on the Premier League title and also face Tottenham here in the League Cup final on 25 April.

Chelsea had other ideas, however, and they deserved the victory given to them when Hakim Ziyech slid home Timo Werner's pass in the 55th minute.

Ziyech had a goal ruled out for offside before he scored but that was enough to beat a lethargic City, who made eight changes from their Champions League win against Borussia Dortmund and now have the added worry of the sight of Kevin De Bruyne limping off injured in the second half.

Chelsea had a very late scare as keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga clawed away Rodri's injury-time header but manager Thomas Tuchel can now reflect on a hugely satisfying week as his impressive start at Stamford Bridge gathers momentum

Chelsea face Leicester City or Southampton, who play their semifinal on Sunday, in the final on May 15.