Emirates FA Cup semi-final date announced
Manchester United have discovered when we will play Chelsea in our Emirates FA Cup semi-final clash at Wembley.
The Reds qualified for the last-four stage after eliminating Norwich City in the quarter-finals and beat Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tranmere Rovers and Derby County in the previous rounds.
As for Chelsea, a 1-0 victory over Leicester City last weekend ensured their passage to the semi-finals. Frank Lampard's men have also overcome Nottingham Forest, Hull City and Liverpool so far this season.
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The Reds and the Blues were paired together in the semi-finals and it has been confirmed the game will take place on Sunday 19 July, at 18:00 BST. The match will be broadcast live in the UK on the BBC and, like all fixtures since football's resumption, will be played behind closed doors.
The other semi-final, between Arsenal and Manchester City, will be played the day before, with the winners set to meet either United or Chelsea in the final.
The semi-final with Chelsea will actually be our fourth meeting of the season.
United have enjoyed our previous encounters in 2019/20 - winning 4-0 on the opening day of the Premier League season and then beating Frank Lampard’s men 2-0 in the reverse fixture in February.
We also locked horns with the Londoners during October’s Carabao Cup last-16 tie. Again, it was the Reds who came out on top, thanks to a Marcus Rashford double.
This will also be the fourth year in a row we have faced Chelsea in the FA Cup, and the fixture will see a re-run of the 1994, 2007 and 2018 finals.
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The formbook favours United for our FA Cup semi-final, as you can see from our last five games against Chelsea 🎥🔴🔵
The 2020 Heads Up FA Cup Final is scheduled for Saturday 1 August at Wembley Stadium, connected by EE.
FULL SEMI-FINAL LINE-UP:SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020
Arsenal v Manchester City (19:45 BST) – Live on BT Sport 1 & BT Sport Ultimate
SUNDAY 19 JULY 2020
Manchester United v Chelsea (18:00 BST) – Live on BBC One & BBC iPlayer