Chelsea vs Man City: Key stats, facts ahead of Wembley showdown
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Chelsea vs Man City: Key stats, facts ahead of Wembley showdown

The FA Cup returns this weekend with the semi-final matches. 

One of the two will see Manchester City play Chelsea, in what is arguably one of the matches of the weekend. 

Ahead of the game, here are some key facts and figures. 

Chelsea vs Man City head to head

  • Chelsea have won two of their six previous FA Cup meetings with Man City
  • This will be the two sides' fifth meeting at Wembley in all competitions. Chelsea's only success was the 5-4 Full Members’ Cup win in 1986
  • Man City have won six of their past nine meetings in all competitions, including this season’s Premier League game at the Bridge in January

Chelsea stats

  • The Blues are playing their 24th game at the new Wembley Stadium when it has been classed as a neutral venue
  • Chelsea have reached the FA Cup semi-final for the 11th time in 20 seasons, more than any other club in that period
  • Chelsea are seeking to reach the FA Cup final for the fourth time in the last five seasons, and the 15th overall
  • Only Arsenal (21) and Man Utd (20) have reached the final more often than the Blues
  • The Blues have won eight of their previous nine FA Cup semi-finals played at Wembley
  • Of the four semi-finalists, only Southampton have conceded fewer goals in the competition than Chelsea (one)
  • No player has scored more goals in this season’s FA Cup (excluding qualifiers) than Tammy Abraham (four)

Man City stats

  • City have reached the last four of the FA Cup for a third successive season
  • They have won nine of their past 11 semi-finals in the competition, with their two defeats in that time both coming against Arsenal, in 2017 and 2020
  • Pep Guardiola’s side have won their last 17 games they have played away from the Etihad in a run stretching back before Christmas
  • Jude Bellingham’s strike for Dortmund on Wednesday is the only goal City have conceded in the last seven of those matches
  • Since May 2013, City have lost seven FA Cup matches, three of which were at the hands of Wigan
  • The other four defeats were to Arsenal twice, Middlesbrough and Chelsea
  • City have only conceded two goals in this season’s FA Cup
  • Kevin de Bruyne has been involved in nine goals in his past eight FA Cup appearances, scoring four and assisting five
  • Pep Guardiola’s side have won 15 of their past 16 FA Cup matches, losing only to Arsenal in last season’s semi-final
  • Sergio Aguero has scored six goals in his 10 appearances at Wembley for Manchester City, more than any other City player has netted at the ground
  • Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in nine goals in his last eight FA Cup matches, scoring four and assisting five

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