Arsenal face City, Spurs bar Blues way to Cup final


Arsenal's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (L) is substituted for Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) ...
Arsenal's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (L) is substituted for Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) during the English FA cup quarter final football match between Arsenal and Lincoln City at The Emirates Stadium in London on March 11, 2017. PHOTO/ Ian KINGTON / AFP

 

Antonio Conte’s hopes of a domestic double in his first season as Chelsea manager faces a formidable obstacle in the shape of Tottenham Hotspur in their FA Cup semi-final after the draw was made on Monday.

Conte — who has transformed Chelsea from the mid-table side they were last term to runaway Premier League leaders this campaign — will be heartened by the fact Spurs’ record at Wembley is woeful.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side won just one of four European ‘home’ games played there this season.

The other semi-final pitches Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal against Manchester City, managed by Pep Guardiola.

The Gunners boss is hoping the Cup can provide some salvation in what has been a disappointing season.

Semi final draw

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal v Manchester City

To be played weekend of April 22/23

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