It’s FA Cup semi-final weekend at Wembley with two each-Premier League ties, including Manchester City against Liverpool-a match you can watch live on Scoring live football App.
The Premier League’s top two sides meet for the alternate time in six days on Saturday (1530 BST) after playing out an absorbing 2-2 draw at Etihad Stadium in the league last Sunday.
The other semi-final is an each-London affair between Chelsea and Crystal Palace on Sunday (1630).
Eight- time winners Chelsea are trying to reach the showpiece final for the third straight season after finishing runners-up to Arsenal in 2020 and Leicester City in 2021.
Palace are looking to reach the final for the first time since 2016, while Liverpool have been to three Titleholders League tests since they last won the FA Cup 16 times ago in 2006.
The FA Cup-the world’s longest- running knockout football competition-is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Both semi-finals will be decided on the day and brigades will be suitable to name nine backups and use five as they seek a place in the final at Wembley on 14 May.
The decision to keep the semi-final between City and Liverpool at Wembley has been criticised, given no direct trains are running from either megacity to London this weekend.
In addition, Transport for London (TfL) said critical safety checks being carried out on trains running on the Metropolitan line section of the Tube will coincide with the FA Cup semi-final weekend.
Reds captain Jordan Henderson said it would have made sense to switch the tie down from Wembley, and suckers of both clubs and mayors of the separate metropolises had asked for a venue change.
But the game will go ahead at the public colosseum, with the Football Association furnishing 100 free motorcars for suckers attending the game.
The free return machine peregrinations will ensure that Liverpool and Manchester City sympathizers will be suitable to travel to Wembley Stadium free of charge”, a Football Association statement said.
Liverpool and Manchester City have each entered tickets for the game.
Reds master Jurgen Klopp this month described the Football Association’s planning for the FA Cup semi-finals as one of the most ridiculous stories I ever heard”.
“I am not sure what the FA study-no club from the north west will be part of the semi-finals?”
Both FA Cup semi-finals have been played at Wembley since 2008-before that, the semis had substantially been held at neutral club colosseums.
Another City-Liverpool Wembley shootout?
Having drawn their former two meetings 2-2, Manchester City and Liverpool are meeting for the third time this season with their expedients of winning the Treble and-in Liverpool’s case-a major quadruple on the line.
City are one point ahead of the Reds in the Premier League with seven matches left and both sides have reached the Titleholders League semi-finals.
Liverpool have formerly tasted palm at Wembley this season, winning a penalty shootout to secure the Carabao Cup against Chelsea.
The brigades have met doubly ahead at Wembley-the 2016 League Cup final and 2019 Community Shield-with both games ending in a 1-1 draw and City winning on penalties.
Did you know? City are appearing in their fifth FA Cup semi-final in the past six times.
Will Killer Palace produce another big result?
After seeing their reign as European titleholders ended in midweek, Chelsea will be hopeless to finish the season on a high by winning a major domestic jewel.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have won the Fifa Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup but they lost the Carabao Cup final to Liverpool and trail Megacity by 12 points in the league.
They will start as favourites against Palace, the only one of the remaining sides no way to have won the FA Cup.
But Palace, under Patrick Vieira, have demonstrated this season they’re capable of some big results, taking four points from two games against City and beating both Tottenham and Arsenal.
Vieira was least involved in an FA semi-final in 2010-11, when he came on as a late cover for City in a 1-0 palm over Manchester United at Wembley.
As a player, he faced Chelsea five times in the competition without losing.
Did you know? Chelsea have lost their once two FA Cup London derbies, both against Arsenal, in the 2017 and 2020 tests.
Before that day, City’s women protested against West Ham in the Women’s FA Cupsemi-final at Dagenham & Redbridge at 1215-which is also live on BBC One.
Gary Lineker will present content from Wembley and is joined by Micah Richards, an FA Cup winner with Manchester City in 2011, and former England captain Alan Shearer.
BBC Radio 5 Live will have full commentary on both semi-finals. Former Scotland winger Pat Nevin will join John Murray for City-Liverpool and Murray will be joined by Crystal Palace forward Clinton Morrison for Chelsea-Palace.
There’s an FA Cup highlights show on BBC One at 2305 on Sunday (2350 on BBC One Scotland & Scotland HD).
The BBC Sport website will have textbook updates plus highlights of both semi-finals.