Chelsea vs Crystal Palace LIVE: FA Cup semi-final team news, line-ups and more today


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Chelsea and Crystal Palace meet in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday afternoon, with both teams knowing that Liverpool lie in wait in the final itself. The Reds overcame Manchester City 3-2 on Saturday to reach a first final in a decade in this competition – and now their opponents for 14 May will be decided as the two London clubs clash.

The Blues saw off Chesterfield, Plymouth, Luton and Middlesbrough to reach the last four, making this the first time they have faced top-flight opposition during the campaign in the FA Cup. For the Eagles it’s the second time: they beat Millwall, Hartlepool and Stoke in the earlier rounds, before seeing off Everton in the quarters last month.

Back on the opening day of the season, the two clubs met in what was Patrick Vieira’s first game in charge of Palace; Chelsea won that day with ease but the return fixture in February was a much closer affair, Hakim Ziyech scoring a last-minute winner – the only defeat in 11 for the Eagles up until last weekend’s loss at Leicester. Follow the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Crystal Palace below, following the conclusion of the early Premier League matches:

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West Ham 0-1 Burnley

43 mins: Burnley just assume control of the ball for a few minutes here as they look to see out the first half.

West Ham win it back though and the London Stadium crowd rouse them as they look for a strong end to the first period.

Vlasic finds Johnson at the back post but his effort zips a good 10 yards wide of the right-hand post.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:59

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West Ham 0-1 Burnley

40 mins: McNeil finds Cornet at the back post and he forces a corner off of Johnson.

Its swung into the back post but headed clear by Cresswell.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:56

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West Ham 0-1 Burnley

38 mins: West Ham look a little stunned after that goal. There was only one team in it before Weghorst struck.

The Hammers have the ball back and seem to be in control once more. Remember, there will be a huge amount of stoppage time at the end of the first half.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:55

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West Ham 0-1 Burnley

36 mins: Burnley are now just one point behind Everton in their battle to avoid the drop. As it stands at least.

West Ham dominated the game before that serious injury to Westwood, but now they find themselves behind.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:53

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HT: Celtic 0-0 Rangers

Celtic and Rangers are goalless at half-time in their Scottish Cup semi-final.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:52

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GOAL! West Ham 0-1 Burnley (Weghorst, 33)

33 mins: GOAL! Immediately after the restart and Burnley have broken the deadlock.

A cross came in from a Maxwel Cornet corner and after the first header from Jay Rodriguez crashed off the bar, Wout Weghorst climbed highest to nod home the rebound.

Against the run of play the visitors are ahead!

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:50

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West Ham 0-0 Burnley

33 mins: Josh Brownhill has come on for Burnley as Ashley Westwood managed a smile while being taken off the pitch.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:49

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Newcastle 1-1 Leicester

At St James’ Park we have seen a rather bizarre equaliser.

A corner was swung in and the ball ends up in between the legs of Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel. Bruno Guimaraes kicks the ball out from under his legs and into the net, before the referee blows for a foul.

VAR then took a look before the referee went over to the monitor and gave the goal.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:48

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West Ham 0-0 Burnley

29 mins: Westwood is currently being put onto a stretcher as the players wait on the side of the pitch.

A worrying moment for all involved.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:45

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West Ham 0-0 Burnley

27 mins: Creswell and Vlasic both looked absolutely stunned when Westwood went down. You could tell from their reactions that it was a serious injury.

I don’t have much information to give you at the moment. The game remains paused.

Dylan Terry17 April 2022 14:43


www.independent.co.uk

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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