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Man City vs Chelsea tips and predictions: Billionaire bash at Wembley with a pinch of desperation

Man City and Chelsea meet at Wembley this weekend as both clubs vie for a place in the FA Cup final (Sat, 1715 BST).

Looking at this semi-final, we are presented with two financial behemoths of the footballing world.

On one hand, you have the UAE controlled Citizens. On the other, the American owned Blues. This truly has the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster.

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Despite having more capital than Warren Buffett’s rainy day fund, Chelsea have not been able to turn their financial assets into on-field success. 

For the last couple of years, the Blues have been in dire straits when it comes to their performances – something which adds an extra layer of importance to this fixture.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men already missed out on a trophy this season after losing to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final. This weekend, the Blues have a second opportunity at cup glory.

Man City are not immune to desperation. Following their European exit at the hands of Real Madrid, there is a bit of pressure on Pep Guardiola’s men to come away with a double this season at the very least.

In this battle of cash and desperation, we’re backing the Citizens to come out on top.

City may be somewhat exasperated following their continental ordeal, though they remain the stronger side on paper.

Man City to progress to the final in a high-scoring affair is the way to go. Guardiola’s men to win 3-2 in the correct score market will offer plenty of value. Over 3.5 goals is a safer option.


Team news

Manchester City will be keeping a close eye on Manuel Akanji, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland ahead of Saturday’s clash.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are without Levi Colwill, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku. There are also doubts about the likes of Enzo Fernandez, Robert Sanchez and Raheem Sterling.


Key stats

- Man City are unbeaten in their last eight meetings with Chelsea

- This is the seventh time in eight seasons that Pep Guardiola has made the FA Cup semi-final

- Chelsea beat Man City in their last meeting in a FA Cup semi-final

- This will be Chelsea’s 43rd match at Wembley Stadium – only Man Utd have played at the stadium more times


Suggested bets

Correct score – Man City 3-2 Chelsea
Over 3.5 goals
Both teams to score in both halves


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