Why FA Cup semi-final draw has been delayed as Chelsea wait to learn opponents

By Staff

Chelsea will have to wait a bit longer to find out who they will face in the semi-final of the FA Cup. The draw for the last four is due to take place at the end of the Manchester United vs Liverpool clash at Old Trafford.

But Mauricio Pochettino and the Blues will have to wait to find out their fate, because the clash between the two firece rivals has gone into extra-time. Antony’s last-gasp goal sent the clash into extra-time, after Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah had cancelled out Scott McTominay’s early strike for United.

Chelsea secured their place in the last four of the competition with a dramatic 4-2 win over Championship side Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. The Blues went 2-0 up through Marc Cucurella and Cole Palmer, but were pegged back by an Axel Disasi own goal and a Stephy Mavididi strike.

However, following Callum Doyle’s red card, substitutes Carney Chukwuemeka and Noni Madueke secured the win for the home side and their place in the semi-finals. They joined Manchester City, who beat Newcastle United, and Coventry City, who beat Wolverhampton Wanderers, in the draw.

Either Liverpool or Manchester United will join them once the final quarter-final tie is complete.

The draw will still follow as planned, but there will be at least half an hour delay, perhaps more if the tie goes to a penalty shootout. You can follow all the updates from the draw right here in our live blog with build-up and the ties as they are drawn.

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