FA Cup semi-final draw: Four big hitters left
London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham have been drawn against each other in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Arsenal, who will play in a record 29th FA Cup semi-final, face Manchester City in the other last-four tie.
Both semi-finals will be played at Wembley on the weekend of 22 and 23 April.
Chelsea knocked out holders Manchester United in a hard-fought 1-0 win on Monday, with Spurs thrashing League One side Millwall on Sunday.
Arsenal, who lifted the trophy in 2014 and 2015, proved too good for non-league Lincoln City in a 5-0 home win on Saturday.
Manchester City are playing in the semi-finals for the first time in four seasons after beating Middlesbrough in a 2-0 away win.
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal v Manchester City
|FA Cup semi-finalists recent head-to-head (previous five meetings)|
|Chelsea v Tottenham|
|1 Mar, 2015:||Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham||League Cup|
|29 Nov, 2015:||Tottenham 0-0 Chelsea||Premier League|
|2 May, 2016:||Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham||Premier League|
|26 Nov, 2016:||Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham||Premier League|
|4 Jan, 2017:||Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea||Premier League|
|Arsenal v Manchester City|
|13 Sep, 2014||Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City||Premier League|
|18 Jan, 2015:||Manchester City 0-2 Arsenal||Premier League|
|21 Dec, 2015:||Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City||Premier League|
|8 May, 2016:||Manchester City 2-2 Arsenal||Premier League|
|18 Dec, 2016:||Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal||Premier League|
“Tottenham have given Chelsea problems this season and it is a London derby too so gives it an edge,” said former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, speaking as a BBC Match of the Day pundit after the Blues’ quarter-final win.
“They are two very form teams but I think Chelsea are slight favourites as it stands.”
Former England striker Alan Shearer added: “When the big boys joined in the FA Cup it got off to a slow start with teams resting players.
“But now there are four big hitters left and they are two semi-finals to look forward to.”