Date: 22nd April 2018 at 5:50pm
Written by:
Chelsea
2 – 0
Southampton

Wembley Stadium

FA Cup

22/04/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 73416

Referee: Atkinson

Chelsea Southampton
Giroud (46), Morata (82)
Caballero McCarthy
Azpilicueta Bednarek 78
Cahill Yoshida
 
Rudiger Hoedt
 
Moses Soares
Fabregas 76 Lemina
 
Kante Romeu
 
Emerson Hojbjerg 63
Willian 64 Bertrand
Hazard Long 63
Giroud 80 Austin

Substitutes

Barkley Carrillo
Morata 80 Tadic 63
Pedro 76 Ward-Prowse
Bakayoko 64 Gabbiadini 78
Zappacosta Redmond 63
Christensen McQueen
Eduardo Forster

Game Statistics

17 Goal attempts 9
5 On Target 3
6 Corners 5
6 Fouls 15
0 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
56 % 44

Southampton made the trip to Wembley Stadium to face Chelsea in our FA Cup Semi-Final earlier this afternoon.

After a goalless first half where Mark Hughes would have been pleased with our defensive play, albeit offering little to nothing in attack, Chelsea sprung to life in the second period and scored in the 46th minute to take the lead. Inside of the final ten minutes of the game, Alvaro Morata doubled their advantage and the game ended 2-0 in their favour.

Southampton did have two key opportunities across the 90 minutes, however, Nathan Redmond went close from distance and Charlie Austin did hit the woodwork but it wasn’t to be and in many ways it was the result a lot expected.

All eyes to the Premier League and our battle to avoid the drop now. The FA Cup has been a welcome distraction but we know exactly what the focus has to be moving forward to the final game of the campaign.

One for the pub quiz:

Mark Hughes becomes only the second manager to be eliminated from the FA Cup in a single season as gaffer of two sides (Stoke and Southampton).

 

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