Manchester united vs Chelsea FA Cup

Manchester United left-hander Luke Shaw has been ruled out of the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea after failing to overcome an ankle problem.

Manchester United left-hander Luke Shaw has been ruled out of the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea after failing to overcome an ankle problem.

Shaw's fellow defender Brandon Williams should be fit after a face injury.

Manager Ole Gunner Solaskar said, "Luca will be out. Brandon will try to train with his eye on Saturday. We'll see if he can see the ball."

Midfielder On Golo Conte will play his fourth consecutive match for Chelsea due to a hamstring injury.

Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour, 19, has left for the rest of the season after knee surgery.

Sergio Romero was on target for United Cup games, but Solaskar declined to confirm whether he or striker Jesse Lingard would join Wembley.

"The team has not been selected yet. Both Jesse and Sergio have a good chance of joining," Solaskar said.

"Jesse is a part of the club. He worked very hard and he deserves a chance to come back. We know his qualities. He has different qualities from other players and he knows we value him. Huh."

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I support United and Chelsea to beat Leicester and finish in the top four in the league. United have an edge when these two heads go head to head, and I think they will beat the Blues for the fourth time this season on Sunday.

The fact that the trio is playing well in front of them does not diminish the combined improvement, but it certainly helps that they are doing a better job than the rest of their team.

Chelsea was dangerous when they came forward, for sure. I think United have more threat, and they are more solid at the other end.

There have been a few London-FA Cup finals before, but if I live up to my expectations, and if both City and United win and play each other on August 1, it will be a great shame not to have their fans in the first All-Manchester Finals.

Estimation: 2-0

Mathematical facts
Face to face

Manchester United have beaten Chelsea three times this season: twice in the league and once in the League Cup. United is the only team to win four games against the Blues in 2010–11.

The team is meeting for the fourth consecutive season in the FA Cup. The Blues won the quarter-finals in 2017 and the final in 2018, with United winning in the fifth round last season.

United are trying to go unbeaten in seven matches against Chelsea for the first time this century.
Manchester United

United play in their 30th FA Cup semi-final - a joint record with Arsenal. They could become the first team to reach the final on 21 occasions.

The Red Devils have advanced to 15 of their last 17 FA Cup semi-finals, losing 0–1 to Everton in 2009 and Manchester City in 2011.

He has won 21 of his 26 FA Cup games over the last five seasons and has won just three.
United are unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions (W14, D5). This is his best form since losing 29 matches between April and November 2010.

Chelsea's most successful team in the FA Cup of this century, reaching eight finals and winning six titles. This is his third semi-final in four seasons, and the 11th of this century.

They have won 12 of their last 15 FA Cup semi-final matches.
The Blues have lost just one of their last 14 FA Cup ties (W10, D3).
Oliver Giroud scored 15 FA Cup goals in 28 appearances and provided eight assists.

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