FA Cup semi-final draw: Chelsea v Tottenham, Arsenal v Man City

Manchester City v Spurs 1981 FA Cup final replay
The draw means the final could see a repeat of the famous 1981 encounter between Manchester City and Spurs - sealed in a replay by a spectacular Ricky Villa goal for the Londoners

London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham have been drawn against each other in the FA Cup semi-finals.

Arsenal, who will play in a record 29th FA Cup semi-final, face Manchester City in the other last-four tie.

Both semi-finals will be played at Wembley on the weekend of 22 and 23 April.

Chelsea knocked out holders Manchester United in a hard-fought 1-0 win on Monday, with Spurs thrashing League One side Millwall on Sunday.

Arsenal, who lifted the trophy in 2014 and 2015, proved too good for non-league Lincoln City in a 5-0 home win on Saturday.

Manchester City are playing in the semi-finals for the first time in four seasons after beating Middlesbrough in a 2-0 away win.

Follow all the reaction to the semi-final draw

Semi-final draw:

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal v Manchester City

FA Cup semi-finalists recent head-to-head (previous five meetings)
Chelsea v Tottenham
1 Mar, 2015:Chelsea 2-0 TottenhamLeague Cup
29 Nov, 2015:Tottenham 0-0 ChelseaPremier League
2 May, 2016:Chelsea 2-2 TottenhamPremier League
26 Nov, 2016:Chelsea 2-1 TottenhamPremier League
4 Jan, 2017:Tottenham 2-0 ChelseaPremier League
Arsenal v Manchester City
13 Sep, 2014Arsenal 2-2 Manchester CityPremier League
18 Jan, 2015:Manchester City 0-2 ArsenalPremier League
21 Dec, 2015:Arsenal 2-1 Manchester CityPremier League
8 May, 2016:Manchester City 2-2 ArsenalPremier League
18 Dec, 2016:Manchester City 2-1 ArsenalPremier League

"Tottenham have given Chelsea problems this season and it is a London derby too so gives it an edge," said former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, speaking as a BBC Match of the Day pundit after the Blues' quarter-final win.

"They are two very form teams but I think Chelsea are slight favourites as it stands."

Former England striker Alan Shearer added: "When the big boys joined in the FA Cup it got off to a slow start with teams resting players.

"But now there are four big hitters left and they are two semi-finals to look forward to."

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FA Cup: Tottenham 6-0 Millwall highlights

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FA Cup: Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln City highlights

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FA Cup: Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City highlights

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