Chelsea paired with Manchester City in Women's FA Cup semi-final draw

Chelsea, the holders of the FA Women’s Cup, will play Manchester City in this year’s semi-final.

The draw was made on Monday morning and in the other tie, Reading were paired with West Ham United, with Reading at home.

Our game will take place at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium. It is a repeat of a semi-final tie that has taken place in three of the past four seasons, including last year when we beat City 2-0 at Kingsmeadow thanks to goals from Fran Kirby.

This season’s semi-final matches will take place on Sunday 14 April.

Chelsea reached this stage of the competition thanks to Sunday’s 1-0 win away to Durham from a division below. In the previous rounds we overcame Arsenal and Everton.

Speaking after the Durham game, the scorer of the winning goal, Ji So-Yun said:

'It was a tough game. It was so windy, but we won, we got the job done and now we are into the semi-finals. They were very strong, very physical, but I had Millie [Bright] and Jess [Carter] behind me so I was okay! They looked after me.

'I don't mind who we get in the semi-finals. Manchester City again? Sure, why not.

'Now we are just thinking about PSG on Thursday night. It's going to be another tough game, but that's what we love. We're always ready for this and we're looking forward to it.'

Secure your seat for our home Women's Champions League match against PSG or the last home league game of the season when the Women host West Ham on Sunday 31 March. Tickets are half-price (£3 adults & £1.50 juniors).

Any Chelsea fans attending the away game against PSG on Wednesday 27 March can apply for free tickets.  

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