[ad#m1] Wembley Stadium | 14 Apr 13
The winner in this semi final can very well lift the FA Cup this season as both Chelsea and Manchester City would be more than a favorite against either of Wigan or Millwall.
Chelsea have got a bigger problem than City when it comes to players out of injuries as both Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill are out due for a longer time. Though, Demba Ba has recovered in time from an ankle injury, as well as Ryan Bertrand, who missed out on the Europa League game against Rubin Kazan and was replaced by Paulo Ferreira.
Manchester City, on the other hand, will give David Silva a late fitness test to see if he has recovered from his hamstring which he suffered in the successful Manchester derby. Sergio Aguero, should be expected to start the match. Players are like Rodwell, Maicon and Micah Richards have been out for a while now and are not expected to play anytime soon.
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Probable Starting Lineups
Chelsea – Cech; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Bertrand; Mikel, Ramires; Hazard, Mata, Oscar; Ba
Manchester City – Hart; Zabaleta, Nastasic, Kompany, Clichy, YayaToure, Barry; Milner, Tevez, Nasri; Aguero
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