FA Cup, Chelsea beat Leicester City: List of records broken
Chelsea overcame Leicester City to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Ross Barkley made the difference for Chelsea against the Foxes away from home. The Blues joined Manchester United and Arsenal in the semis. Earlier, Arsenal beat Sheffield United 2-1 to reach their 30th FA Cup semi-final. Here we look at the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Leicester were the better team in the first half. They pressed with their forward line and Wilfred Ndidi was a rock in mid-field. Chelsea were pretty sloppy at times, however, they had their moments with Christian Pulisic being denied by Kasper Schmeichel. However, after the break, Barkley made a good run and poked in Willian's curling cross to give his side the lead.
Chelsea reach the semis!
FA Cup: Leicester's poor record against Chelsea continues
Leicester City are now winless in nine FA Cup matches against Chelsea. Brendan Rodgers has failed to beat Chelsea in his managerial career in 15 attempts so far. Ross Barkley has now scored three of his four goals in all competitions this season in the FA Cup. Chelsea won their third successive game after football in England resumed post a hiatus due to COVID-19.
Arsenal qualify for the semis for a joint-record 30th time
Arsenal have progressed to the FA Cup semi-finals for the 30th time. It's a joint-record alongside Manchester United, who qualified for the semis after beating Norwich City. The Gunners have now won seven of their past 10 matches in all competitions. Sheffield United have lost three matches in a row in all competitions. Nicolas Pepe has now been involved in 16 goals this season.