The lucky draw from the legendary Alan Shearer has revamped the 2017/18 FA Cup final.
With the victory predicted before facing opponents under the body, MU (win Norwich 2-1), Arsenal (win Sheffield United 2-1), Chelsea (win Leicester 1-0) and Man City (win). Newcastle 2-0) reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup this season, creating a miniature “four-hero” cup.
Accordingly, the lucky draw brought MU to Chelsea, thereby reproducing the FA Cup final of the 2017/18 season, then the victory belonged to “The Blues”, with the only goal on the midfielder’s 11m mark. Eden Hazard, who has now moved to Real Madrid.
In this year’s tournament, Lampard’s army passed Nottingham, Hull City, Liverpool and Leicester respectively to the semi-finals. While Man United beat Wolverhampton, Tranmere Rovers, Derby County and Norwich City. The remaining match will be a heroic letter between Arsenal and Man City.
The recent history of the FA Cup has constantly witnessed the names of four teams in the semi-finals this storming season. Man City is the champion of the tournament, Chelsea and MU met in the FA Cup final in 2017/18, Chelsea and Arsenal also met in the FA Cup final in the 2016/17 season, MU was the season champion. In 2015/16, Arsenal won two consecutive seasons, 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Of these 4 teams, Arsenal, Chelsea and MU are the three most successful names in FA Cup history. In particular, Arsenal holds a record with 13 champions, MU 12 times crowned and Chelsea 8 times.
The two semi-finals will take place on July 18 and July 19 at Wembley Stadium without the audience. The final held on August 1 is also on this pitch.
In recent seasons, the FA Cup playground has been paid more attention by the big boys by always launching a team of many 1st team players, instead of using young players. It is this that helps the professional quality of the tournament significantly increase. Typically, this season, there are four big of English football in the semi-finals.