By reaching the FA Cup final, Chelsea can redeem a season derailed by uncertainty and ownership drama

LONDON — Chelsea’s most turbulent season in modern history could end like so many before it: with another trophy. Chelsea return to Wembley on May 14 to play in the FA Cup final against Liverpool after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 in Sunday’s second semi-final thanks to goals from substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount. They … Read more

Liverpool and Man City sides are level but FA Cup semi-final win shows Klopp’s side are firing on all cylinders

The debate over which of Liverpool or Manchester City is superior at full strength will continue for some time to come, but the Reds are starting to make the irresistible case for owning the better team. Liverpool’s hunt for four major trophies is still on with a 3-2 FA Cup semi-final victory at Wembley on … Read more

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel sorry for Conor Gallagher’s FA Cup semi-final

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said he apologized to Conor Gallagher for not allowing the loanee midfielder to play for Crystal Palace against his parent club in the FA Cup semi-final Sunday. The 22-year-old has been one of the Premier League’s stars this season – registering eight goals and five assists – but will be in … Read more

Diogo Jota sends Liverpool to FA Cup semis despite wasting 6/10 at Forest

Liverpool beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 in their FA Cup quarter-final clash at the City Ground on Sunday night, setting up a trip to Wembley next month. The Reds controlled possession for most of the first half, but Roberto Firmino’s only chance was squandered as the Brazil international attempted to flick the ball past United States … Read more

Chelsea want FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough to be played behind closed doors

Chelsea have urged the Football Association to move Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final to Middlesbrough (stream LIVE at 1:10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ in the US) behind closed doors for “sporting integrity” reasons after being denied the ability to sell tickets to away fans. Chelsea operate under strict restrictions set by a special license granted to … Read more

Abramovich’s money makes a difference for Chelsea again, but with the club now up for sale, for how much longer?

LUTON, England – As it should be, Chelsea’s money finally made the difference. Confirmation that Roman Abramovich will sell the Blues came around an hour before the start of a game in which Luton Town threatened to show them how far they could go without the financial clout of their owner. Twice the Championship side … Read more

Leicester City condemn fan for attacking Nottingham Forest players

Leicester City said they are appalled after one of the club’s supporters ran on to the pitch and attacked Nottingham Forest players during their heavy FA Cup defeat on Sunday. The Cup holders went down 4-1 (stream a replay on ESPN +, US only) to their Midlands rivals and later issued a statement to condemn … Read more

Barcelona star, Dortmund woe, Milan glory, Messi boosts PSG, FA Cup, AFCON drama: Weekend Review

Wow, did you catch all that weekend action? If not, do not despair: ESPN will tell you about Barcelona’s best performance of the season and Borussia Dortmund’s worst, as well as a to-and-fro Milan derby, Paris Saint-Germain scoring five and Senegal finally claiming AFCON glory. Oh, and we have some FA Cup heroics as well! … Read more

Luton vs. Chelsea, Peterborough vs. Man City

Chelsea will face Luton Town in the FA Cup fifth round while Liverpool will welcome Norwich City if they beat Cardiff City on Sunday. Manchester City, who won the competition in 2019, face a trip to Peterborough United and Middlesbrough’s reward for beating Manchester United is a visit from Tottenham Hotspur. – ESPN + viewers’ … Read more

As Man City swat aside Fulham in a dramatic FA Cup weekend, “Typical City” is redefined

1:38 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England – Manchester City don’t do cup upsets. Not recently, anyway. And so, while Manchester United were dumped out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough and both Chelsea and West Ham were made to struggle past Plymouth Argyle and Kidderminster Harriers, Pep Guardiola’s team allowed Fulham to dream for … Read more