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Key Events

90' + 3'
N. Kanté
Yellow Card
80'
E. Hazard
Assist
80'
N. Matić
Goal
80'
G. N'Koudou
V. Wanyama
75'
E. Hazard
Goal
74'
Fàbregas
Pedro
73'
D. Alli
Yellow Card
68'
K. Walker
Son Heung-Min
61'
Diego Costa
M. Batshuayi
61'
E. Hazard
Willian
52'
C. Eriksen
Assist
52'
D. Alli
Goal
45' + 3'
Marcos Alonso
Yellow Card
43'
Willian
Penalty Goal
18'
C. Eriksen
Assist
18'
H. Kane
Goal
5'
Willian
Goal
4'
T. Alderweireld
Yellow Card
3
2
2
2

Stats

Possession
% %
1
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 4
Total Passes 322 546

Commentary

Chelsea are into the FA Cup final after an outstanding semi-final at Wembley! Spurs twice came from behind to draw level through Harry Kane and Dele Alli after a first half brace from Willian, but despite dominating the game for much of the second half they were unable to find a way through, before Eden Hazard came off the bench to score Chelsea’s third and set up Nemanja Matic to score a wonderful fourth. That’s all from us for today, thanks for joining us and we hope you can join us again soon.
Full-time: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 3' CLOSE!! Kane drills the resultant free-kick low and hard and it squirms under the body of Courtois but somehow the backspin on the ball prevents it from going over the line before the Chelsea keeper drops gratefully on the ball.
N. Kanté
Yellow Card
Chelsea
90' + 3' Eriksen has space to shoot 25 yards out after a clever short pass from Alli, but he scuffs his shot well wide of Courtois’s goal. Spurs though press forward again moments later and Kante is shown a yellow card for bringing down Alli just outside the Chelsea penalty box.
90' + 1' We’re into four minutes of added time now with Chelsea controlling this game.
88' The intensity of this game has just dropped slightly in the last couple of minutes, and it looks as though Spurs are starting to concede that this game is beyond them now.
86' CHANCE!! Now it should be five as Fabregas picks out Costa who is completely unmarked six yards out from goal with a chipped cross from the right, but his header is a poor one and goes harmlessly out for a goal kick.
85' It’s nearly five for Chelsea as Hazard gets in behind the Spurs defence down the left-hand side of the penalty area and takes the ball round Lloris, but he opts not to shoot from a tight angle and instead lays the ball off for Alonso, but Spurs are able to then get plenty of bodies back in front of the goal and block the wing-back’s shot.
82' This game has become extremely open all of a sudden with Spurs throwing men forward in a desperate attempt to get back into this game.
E. Hazard
Assist
Chelsea
80' Hazard has made a huge difference for Chelsea and he played a big part in that goal.
N. Matić
Goal
Chelsea
80' GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!! What a goal from Matic!!!!! Hazard plays a lovely one-two with Fabregas inside the right-hand edge of the penalty area before laying the ball off to Matic, and the midfielder thumps a ferocious left-footed effort in off the underside of the bar from 25 yards out.
G. N'Koudou
V. Wanyama
Tottenham Hotspur
80' A third and final change for Spurs now as Wanyama is replaced by Georges-Kevin N'Koudou.
79' Hazard shows good quick feet to skip away from Wanyama and draw the foul from the midfielder midway through the Spurs half. Chelsea will certainly be in no rush to take this free-kick.
77' Unsurprisingly the Chelsea fans are now in full voice, while the Spurs supporters look pretty shell-shocked as their team had been by far the better side for the majority of this second half.
E. Hazard
Goal
Chelsea
75' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!! Chelsea take the lead!!!! Walker fails to clear a Chelsea corner effectively and the ball drops straight to Hazard on the edge of the box, and the Belgian keeps his cool to drill the ball left-footed through several bodies and into the bottom right-hand corner.
Fàbregas
Pedro
Chelsea
74' Chelsea are making another change as Pedro is replaced by Cesc Fabregas.
D. Alli
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
73' Moses looks to break away on the counter attack and is brought to ground by Alli, who is shown a yellow card but he doesn’t look too disappointed as he stopped what could have been a dangerous breakaway.
72' Dembele and Eriksen link up well on the edge of the Chelsea penalty are but neither are able to find a way through what is an extremely compact Chelsea defence.
70' Walker is involved almost immediately as he is picked out by Eriksen on the right-hand side. Alonso stands him up well and forces him to play a pass backwards towards Dembele, but Spurs have all the momentum in their favour at the minute.
K. Walker
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
68' Spurs are making their first change now with Kyle Walker coming on to replace Son. It looks as though Walker will slot in to his usual position on the right and Trippier will move across to the left.
67' Kane and Alli exchange passes down the left-hand side to set the latter away into space and he has Tripper making a bursting run forward on the far side, but the England striker opts against playing an early ball across and ends up being surrounded by Chelsea players before losing possession.
65' Wanyama picks the ball up 30 yards out and decides to go for goal himself despite having several players ahead of him in support, but he can only balloon his effort high over the bar, somewhat relieving the pressure that was starting to build on Chelsea’s goal.
63' Despite making those two changes Chelsea are still having to do an awful lot of closing down as Spurs are still seeing far more of the ball.
Diego Costa
M. Batshuayi
Chelsea
61' Perhaps a sign that Antonio Conte is slightly concerned with the way this game is going now as Diego Costa also comes on in place of Batshuayi.
E. Hazard
Willian
Chelsea
61' Chelsea are making their first change now as the scorer of both of their goals, Willian, is replaced by Eden Hazard.
58' Cries of ‘come on you Spurs’ ring out around the stadium as Eriksen swings in yet another corner from the left-hand side. Chelsea clear it with relative ease but they are starting to come under some serious pressure now.
56' The noise levels from the Spurs end of Wembley have increased significantly in the last couple of minutes and it’s really given their side a lift, but Chelsea do still look a threat on the break.
53' Huge appeals for a penalty from the Spurs players as Alli goes down under a challenge from Ake, but Martin Atkinson, who’s had a pretty busy afternoon, once again ignores the appeals, and replays show that to be excellent decision as Ake clearly got the ball.
C. Eriksen
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
52' Eriksen has been Spurs' best player on the pitch so far and the pass for that goal was simply exquisite.
D. Alli
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
52' GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! Eriksen picks the ball up midway through the Chelsea half to the right-hand side of the goal and swings in a delightful angled pass into the penalty area, where Alli gets on the end of it and slots the ball into the roof of the net with a superb first-time finish.
51' Dembele skips away from Pedro with a lovely turn 35 yards out from goal and looks to link up with Alli on the edge of the box, but his pass is just too short for Alli to get on the end of and Moses regains possession for Chelsea.
49' Kane gets away from Matic and into space down the right-hand side but Luiz comes across to close him down quickly and block the attempted cross.
47' Spurs are seeing plenty of the ball early on in this second half and they feel they should have a free-kick 25 yards out from goal after a challenge on Alli by Luiz, but referee Atkinson waves play on once again, which doesn’t go down too well with the Spurs fans or Mauricio Pochettino.
46' Kick-off! Batshuayi gets the second half underway for Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino will be relatively pleased with the way his side have played going forward in the first half, and he will know they have the potential to cause Chelsea problems in the second, particularly if they can continue to get the ball into Eriksen’s feet. Chelsea meanwhile will know that if they can keep tabs on Eriksen and Kane they will stand a good chance of winning this game.
Chelsea lead at the break at Wembley after a moment of madness from Son moments before half-time allowed Willian to put Chelsea ahead from the penalty spot, after Kane had cancelled out Willian’s early opener with a clever header.
Half-time: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Marcos Alonso
Yellow Card
Chelsea
45' + 3' Alonso hasn’t had his best half in a Chelsea shirt and he’s now shown a needless yellow card for preventing Spurs from taking a free-kick.
45' + 1' We’re into two minutes of added time at the end of the first time as Spurs flood forward in numbers through Kane and Son before Dembele gets on the ball, but Pedro tracks back extremely well to make a good tackle on the midfielder before winning a free-kick himself.
44' The Chelsea players are furious as Lloris appears to handle the ball up outside of his penalty area following a weak header back towards him from Trippier, but neither the linesman or the referee agree and the Spurs goalkeeper is allowed to play on.
Willian
Penalty Goal
Chelsea
43' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! Willian sends Lloris the wrong way from the spot and gives Chelsea the lead.
42' Moses is played in down the right-hand edge of the penalty box and Son slides in and brings him down just inside the box, and Willian will have the chance to put Chelsea ahead.
42' PENALTY TO CHELSEA!!!
40' Azpilicueta gives the ball straight to Eriksen under good pressure from Alli and the Dane decides to ignore Alli and go for goal himself from 25 yards out, but despite catching it well his shot is straight down the throat of Courtois who holds on with ease.
38' Alli very nearly gets in behind the Chelsea defence after a good flicked header from Kane, but Luiz turns quickly to get a foot to the ball ahead of Alli and turn it out for a throw-in. Spurs are looking extremely dangerous once again though and Antonio Conte is looking slightly concerned in the Chelsea dugout.
36' CLOSE!! The initial free-kick is cleared by Kante but Spurs eventually get the ball out to Vertonghen on the left-hand side, and the Belgian defender swings in a wonderful cross towards Dier at the near post, but he can only direct his header across the face of goal and narrowly wide of Courtois’s goal.
33' Kane wins a free-kick for his side midway through the Chelsea half having been pushed to the floor by Luiz but Spurs choose to take it short and eventually work it out to Trippier, who wins another free-kick close to the touchline after a clumsy challenge from Alonso.
31' Alli plays a neat one-two with Eriksen down the right-hand side after clever play from Trippier and Alli looks to get in behind the Chelsea defence, but Nemanja Matic gets back well and regains possession for his side. That was an important interception from the midfielder as Alonso had been caught out of position.
29' After a brief spell of Spurs dominance following the equaliser Chelsea have got themselves a foothold in this game once again and are just starting to see a bit more of the ball.
27' Martin Atkinson has another decision to make as Kane goes down under a challenge from Azpilicueta inside the Chelsea penalty area, but once again he signals for the player to get back to his feet, although Kane did not appeal for the decision as there was very little contact.
27' Dembele appears to throw Willian off the ball just outside the Spurs penalty area on the right-hand side but referee Martin Atkinson waves play on, much to the amazement of the Brazilian.
25' Luiz is back on the field but Spurs are still looking the far more dangerous of the two sides.
24' Boos ring out around Wembley from the Chelsea fans as Vertonghen reluctantly puts the ball out of play to allow Luiz to receive some treatment. It looks as though Alli stood on his ankle in the follow through of a tackle made by Luiz on the England midfielder, but it was completely accidental.
22' Spurs push forward once again and Son Heung-min has space on the left to pick out a cross towards Kane in the middle, but this time the delivery is a poor one and Thibaut Courtois can easily catch the cross.
20' Spurs have a free-kick on the right-hand side of the box after a clumsy challenge on Eriksen by Alonso, but Batshuayi gets up well at the near post to head Eriksen’s delivery away. The momentum is all with Spurs now though following that equaliser.
C. Eriksen
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
18' Eriksen's low cross wasn't the best in truth but Kane certainly made the most of it.
H. Kane
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
18' GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Kane heads Spurs level!!! Erisken’s initial corner is cleared but the ball is worked back out towards him, and he cuts inside onto his left foot and whips in a low cross towards the near post, where Kane shows an extraordinary bit of invention to get extremely low to the ground and flick the header into the far corner with the top of his head.
15' Another half-chance for Batshuayi as Kante stands up a cross towards him at the back post from the right-hand corner of the box and the striker gets up well to head the ball towards goal, but the header is lacking power and Lloris can easily gather it in, although the flag is up for offside anyway.
14' Dele Alli gets his first chance to run at the Chelsea defence with the ball at his feet but his control lets him down and he runs the ball straight out of play for a throw.
12' Victor Moses steals possession away from Victor Wanyama close to halfway and the wing-back surges forward into the Spurs half before being bundled to ground close to the right-hand touchline by Wanyama. Chelsea could perhaps count themselves unfortunate not to have got a free-kick there as referee Atkinson awards them a throw-in.
10' Chelsea have made an assured start to this game and that early goal has certainly given their fans a lift inside Wembley.
8' A half-chance for Chelsea as Jan Vertonghen’s poor pass is intercepted by N’Golo Kante on the edge of the Spurs box and the midfielder rolls the ball into the feet of Michy Batshuayi six yards out from goal, but Mousa Dembele recovers well to make an important tackle to prevent the striker getting a shot away on goal.
7' Spurs look to hit back immediately as Eriksen curls in another corner towards the near post, but Ake does well to get to the ball ahead of any Spurs players. The centre-back has started this game really well.
Willian
Goal
Chelsea
5' GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! Willian steps up to take the free-kick and whips the ball past Hugo Lloris and into the far corner. The Spurs goalkeeper will be extremely disappointed to have been beaten there.
T. Alderweireld
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
4' Pedro breaks forward at pace after a good tackle from Ake and is brought to ground by Toby Alderweireld just outside the Spurs penalty area. The Belgian protests his innocence but referee Martin Atkinson shows him a yellow card and Chelsea have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
2' Spurs have started on the front foot and Harry Kane wins a corner off Nathan Ake after stealing possession away from Marcos Alonso, but David Luiz knocks the ball clear after a good delivery from Christian Eriksen.
1' Kick-off! Dele Alli gets the game underway for Spurs.
The players are out on the pitch and there will be a minute of applause in memory of Ugo Ehiogu.
The two sides have already met twice in the Premier League this season, with Chelsea running out 2-1 winners at Stamford Bridge in November before Spurs won 2-0 at White Hart Lane in January.
Mauricio Pochettino has also reshuffled his side slightly from their 4-0 win over Bournemouth last time out, with Victor Wanyama replacing Ben Davies in a switch that sees Eric Dier drop back into a back three alongside Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. Kieran Tripper replaces Kyle Walker in their only other change.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has handed a rare start to Nathan Ake at the back while Cesar Azpilicueta returns to the back three having played at wing-back against Manchester United. Michy Batshuayi is also given a rare chance to lead the attack with Pedro and Willian playing in behind him as both Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are on the bench.
Subs: Lopez, Davies, Walker, Wimmer, Sissoko, N’koudou, Janssen
Spurs: (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Trippier, Wanyama, Dembele, Son; Eriksen, Alli; Kane
Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Terry, Chalobah, Fabregas, Hazard, Costa
Teams: Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Ake; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Pedro; Batshuayi
They are though without a major trophy since 2008, and despite having closed the gap to just four points on Chelsea in the Premier League, the FA Cup is realistically still Tottenham’s best chance of winning a trophy this season.
Spurs meanwhile have won their last eight games in all competitions, including a 6-0 win over Millwall in the quarter-finals.
They did though beat United 1-0 in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in March, and have won the competition four times in the last 10 years.
Chelsea come into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Manchester United last weekend, their second loss in their last four games.
The two sides are separated by just four points at the top of the Premier League table, but both will have their attentions firmly focused on the FA Cup today.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
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