Man City vs Chelsea – FA Cup semi-final: Live score, team news and updates as Pep Guardiola’s side look to bounce back after Champions League exit – PLUS action from the Premier League’s 3pm kick-offs

Pep Guardiola admitted he is ‘unsure’ whether Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne will be fit to start against Chelsea after the pair were substituted early during City’s Champions League defeat in midweek.

The truth is, with City’s next clash coming against Brighton on Thursday, there’s plenty of rest time to recover after today’s crucial semi-final. It’s likely Guardiola will do everything he can to get them into the starting XI.

As for Nathan Ake and John Stones, both are back fit and available, and therefore it’s likely one – if not both – will return against Chelsea. Josko Gvardiol’s solid form of late sees him return in our predicted lineup.

As for Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt go full strength with plenty of bodies in the engine room to negate City’s midfield threat. Expect Conor Gallagher to stick on De Bruyne like a leech, if the Belgian starts.

Manchester City predicted XI:
Ortega; Walker, Stones, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri; Foden, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland

Chelsea predicted XI:
Petrovic; Gusto, Chalobah, Silva, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Manchester City and Real Madrid CF at Etihad Stadium on April 17, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)