Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has admitted that it would be “very surprising” if his team manages to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has praised his teammate Olivier Giroud and added that the experience and expertise of the Frenchman will be key to his side’s chances in the FA Cup final.
In the Wembley sunshine on Sunday afternoon, Chelsea booked their place in the Emirates FA Cup final after beating Southampton 2-0. Antonio Conte’s side will face Manchester United after the Red Devils came from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata after half-time confirmed a comfortable victory in the end.
Chelsea fans have taken to social media to thank outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for selling Olivier Giroud in January, as the striker looks set to become the next cult favourite at the Bridge.
Chelsea and Southampton face each other in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday just eight days after producing a five-goal thriller in the Premier League.
Chelsea star Marcos Alonso has admitted that he felt his side were always going to struggle after their Premier League heroics last season.
At the end of a week where they were comfortably beaten 3-0 Barcelona, Chelsea made sure they weren’t knocked out of the FA Cup. The Blues overcame a spirited Leicester side after extra time and booked their place in the semifinal at Wembley against Southampton. Goals from Spanish pair Alvaro Morata and Pedro either side of Jamie Vardy’s equaliser were enough to see them through.
In the first of the Emirates FA Cup fifth-round action, Chelsea made sure they showed no complacency as they comfortably brushed aside Hull by four goals to nil. Willian helped himself to a brace while Pedro and Olivier Giroud also got on the scoresheet.
After their 3-0 win over Newcastle in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round, Chelsea were drawn against Hull City in the fifth round and we take a look at their last three meetings with the Tigers.
Chelsea made no mistake of booking their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle United at the first time of asking. The game was labelled as a potential banana skin for Antonio Conte’s side but two goals from Michy Batshuayi and a fabulous Marcos Alonso free-kick put that beyond doubt.
Chelsea failed to assert their authority as favourites as they could only manage a goalless draw with Championship side Norwich City in the FA Cup third round. This means the two sides will face off at Stamford Bridge in the replay in a week and a half’s time where the winner will find themselves in the pot for the fourth round.