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FA Cup semi-final (LIVE): Chelsea vs Southampton

FULL TIME!!!! Chelsea will tackle Manchester United in the FA cup final after a laboured 2-0 over Southampton today.
 
90′ + 1′ FIVE minutes of added time has been announced.
 
85′ CHANCE!!! Morata nearly got hi second when he received the ball from Hazard but his effort is cleared from the line.
 
83′ CHANCE!!! Southampton almost half the deficit as Austin hits the post from an incredibly tight angle.
 
82′ G-O-A-L!!!! Chelsea. Morata nods home to double the lead. It’s Chelsea 2-0 Southampton.
 
79′ SUBSTITUTION!!!! (Chelsea) Giroud is replaced by Alvaro Morata.
 
76′ CHANCE!!! Yosinda (Southampton) nearly puts into his own net from Hazard’s cross. It’s a corner kick for Chelsea.
 
74′ ‘ SAVE!!! Alex McCarthy (Southampton) denies Hazard with a smart save at the other end of the pitch.
 
71′ SAVE!!! Willy Caballero (Chelsea) pulls a great save to deny Redmond.
 
69′ Southampton are all over Chelsea right now, trying to get a leveller.
 
65′ YELLOW CARD!!!! Hoedt (Southampton) lunges in on Hazard and earns himself a booking.
 
64′ 63′ SUBSTITUTION!!!! (Chelsea) Willian is replaced by Bakayoko.
 
63′ SUBSTITUTION!!!! (Southampton) Tadic enters in place of Hojbjerg.
 
63′ SUBSTITUTION!!!! (Southampton) Long is replaced by Redmond.
 
59′ INJURY!!! Giroud (Chelsea) is down after a strong tackle from Romeu, who catches the striker. But after treatment, the Frenchman is back on his feet.
 
54′ CHANCE!!!! (Southampton) Austin superbly lets the ball run to Long, who takes a heavy touch around Caballero and sees the ball roll out for a goal kick.
 
50′ YELLOW CARD!!!! Southampton’s second yellow card of the afternoon is issued to Romeu, after he fouls Hazard.
 
46′ G-O-A-L!!!! Chelsea are ahead after Giroud puts them ahead from Eden Hazard’s pass.
 
46′ Second Half is on…
 
HALF TIME!!!! Chelsea 0-0 Southampton. Willian came closest to opening the scoreline when he hit the woodwork.
 
40′ YELLOW CARD!!! The game’s first yellow card is issued to Yoshida (Southampton) for a foul.
 
39′ CHANCE!!!! Giroud gets two chances to put Chelsea ahead but just couldn’t find the net. He gets the ball from Fabregas but his flick failed and the ball returned to him but his second attempt, a volley, goes wide.
 
36′ STAT!!! Southampton are in their first semi-final since 2003, where they beat Watford but lost to Arsenal in the final. 
 
30′ BLOCKED!!! (Chelsea) Cesar Azpilicueta’s shot is blocked for a corner-kick.
 
24′ SHOT!!!! Lemina (Southampton) finds space in Chelsea’s area and release a shot that the goalkeeper easily collected.
 
20′ STAT!!! Chelsea have progressed to the final from 11 of their last 14 FA Cup semi-final matches, losing out only in 1996, 2006 and 2013.
 
14′ OVER!!! Chelsea win a free kick at the edge of the box and Willian steps forward to take it. The Brazillian however, curls his shot over the bar.
 
12′ BLOCKED!!!! Fabregas (Chelsea) and Hazard exchange passes around the oppositions area before Hazard fired a shot that Maya Yoshida blocked.
 
7′ WILLIAN!!!! The Chelsea midfielder gets the ball at the right edge of the box before cutting in to fire off the bar and out.
 
4′ SHOT!!!! Eden Hazard (Chelsea) gets the ball from Olivier Giroud in the midfield, dances his way past two players before unleashing a shot. His effort however, goes wide.
 
1′ Game on….
 
Chelsea and Southampton go head to head in one of the FA Cup semi-finals this evening in Wembley.
 
Southampton subs: Fraser Forster, Sam McQueen, Dusan Tadic, Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse, Manolo Gabbiadini, Guido Carrillo.
 
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Chelsea subs: Eduardo, Andreas Christensen, Davide Zappacosta, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Ross Barkley, Pedro Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata.
 
Southampton XI: Alex McCarthy; Cedric Soares, Wesley Hoedt, Maya Yoshida, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand; Oriol Romeu, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Mario Lemina; Shane Long, Charlie Austin.
 
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Chelsea XI: Willy Caballero; Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Antonio Rudiger; Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Emerson; Willian, Eden Hazard; Olivier Giroud.