Chelsea FC with its German coach Thomas Tuchel and former champions Leicester City have followed Manchester City to the semi-finals in the FA Cup Premier League. Leicester threw record champions Manchester United 3-1 (1-1) out of the competition in the top game of the quarter-finals.
The Champions League quarter-finalist only celebrated a lackluster 2-0 (1-0) home win against the bottom of the Premier League, Sheffield United.
When the national players Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger were still on the bench, an own goal by the guests in the middle of the first half (24th) ensured the preliminary decision in favor of the eight-time cup winner.
From the German trio, in Chelsea’s 13th game in a row since Tuchel took office without defeat, only Havertz came onto the pitch 18 minutes before the end of the game, before Hakim Ziyech (90 + 2) made the hosts’ success perfect.
Chelsea will meet the Citizens in the semi-finals (April 17/18), who won 24 hours earlier at Everton with late goals from national player Ilkay Gündogan (84th) and former Bundesliga professional Kevin De Bruyne (90th).