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Ba stunner books Blues a semi-final spot

1 Apr 2013

Demba Ba's stunning volley - and a spectacular save by Petr Cech - secured FA Cup specialists Chelsea a semi-final meeting with Manchester City. After a first half that featured hardly any clear cut chances and was littered by poor...
 

FA Cup hots up

13 Sep 2012

The FA Cup is back! Well, that's not entirely true, it's been 'back' for a while, but for many clubs now is when things start to get going. Holders Chelsea don't need to have to think about defending their crown just yet, but we're...
 

Bashley request replay after 'phantom' goal

13 Sep 2012

Bashley Town lost 3-2 to Gosport Borough in their FA Cup first qualifying round replay, but the Hampshire club have appealed for a replay after a clear goal was not given. With the game tied at 2-2, Bashley's James Stokoe struck in...
 

Ex pros are key to Wembley’s FA Cup hopes

28 Aug 2012

Wembley survived a superb Uxbridge comeback on Sunday as they let a two goal lead slip, before eventually drawing with their opponents. The replay is on Wednesday night, live on ESPN. Wembley have been top billing in...
 

Caniggia scores on Wembley FC debut

12 Aug 2012

Claudio Caniggia scored at the age of 45 on his Wembley FC debut as the non-league side beat Langford 3-2 in the FA Cup extra preliminary round on Saturday. Wembley lined up with a host of veteran stars, including Graeme Le Saux and Ray...
 

Roberto Di Matteo 'relaxed' about permanent Chelsea manager role

6 May 2012

Roberto Di Matteo insists he is 'relaxed' about the possibility of being given the manager's job at Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis after guiding Chelsea to a fourth FA Cup final triumph in six years. Ramires and Didier Drogba,...
 

FA Cup final: Key men - Drogba, Gerrard, Mata, Suarez and Dowd

5 May 2012

A key reason for football's popularity is its unpredictability. Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres have been heroes for their respective clubs in the run-up to Saturday's Budweiser-sponsored FA Cup final, while Tottenham will argue that the key man...
 

FA Cup final: Torres has a point to prove

5 May 2012

Fernando Torres, Glen Johnson and Raul Mereiles have something in common - all three men have played for Chelsea and Liverpool. But of the three, Torres has the biggest point to prove. Torres swapped Anfield for Stamford Bridge in...
 

FA Cup final: Can Drogba come up trumps again?

5 May 2012

Didier Drogba set Roberto Di Matteo’s side on their way to a comprehensive 5-1 win over London neighbours Tottenham in the Blues’ Budweiser-sponsored FA Cup semi-final with a trademark display of strength and precision that earned him the...
 

FA Cup final: Dalglish - Liverpool have rediscovered the sweet taste of success

5 May 2012

Kenny Dalglish says his Liverpool players have got the taste of success back ahead of this season’s FA Cup final. The Reds, seven-time winners of the famous trophy, face a mouthwatering clash with Chelsea at Wembley on...
 

FA Cup final: King Kenny is in a league of his own when it comes to FA Cup focus

5 May 2012

As Liverpool’s players lay slumped on the Anfield turf, a feeling of disappointment was almost tangible throughout the famous old stadium. And yet it was not despair written on the faces of the fans and the team, but more a...
 

FA Cup final / Premier League predictions: Liverpool to save their season at Wembley

5 May 2012

Despite the FA and Premier League's best efforts, this weekend's action promises to be enthralling with Chelsea and Liverpool set to square off in Saturday's FA Cup final. Unbelievably, the sacred 3pm start has been sacrificed in one...
 

FA Cup semi-finals: Goalline technology calls growing

16 Apr 2012

Whilst sitting (and standing) amongst the Spurs fans at a buoyant Wembley on Sunday evening, I couldn't quite believe what I was witnessing. But it wasn't just me, or the rest of the Tottenham supporters at Wembley - the millions...
 

FA Cup semi-finals: Selfish FA, Scouse rivalry and a fitting tribute for Hillsborough victims

16 Apr 2012

It was FA Cup semi-finals weekend and Total Football sent our resident Evertonian Chris Smith off to Wembley on Saturday, tasked with giving us his verdict on the experience, including having to get up at stupid o'clock to travel from Liverpool...
 

FA Cup semi-finals: Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea, goalline technology to be introduced at long last?

15 Apr 2012

Chelsea (0-1) Drogba, 43 Chelsea (0-2) Mata, 49 Tottenham (1-2) Bale, 56 Chelsea (1-3) Ramires, 77 Chelsea (1-4) Lampard, 81 Chelsea (1-5) Malouda, 90 The goalline technology debate...
 

FA Cup semi-finals: Terry, Cole and Drogba start, Parker returns for Spurs

15 Apr 2012

John Terry and Ashley Cole are fit for Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final clash with Tottenham at Wembley and both start. Terry (cracked ribs) and Cole (ankle) trained in the run-up to the game, but right back Branislav Ivanovic is...
 

FA Cup semi-finals: Can Spurs end their Blues jinx?

15 Apr 2012

When Tottenham and Chelsea square up to each another, a passionate encounter is always guaranteed. Put on the pedestal of an FA Cup semi-final, the occasion’s glamour and relevance multiplies to an epic level. The...
 

FA Cup semi-finals: Classic London clashes

15 Apr 2012

Tottenham meet Chelsea on Sunday evening for the right to take on Liverpool in the FA Cup final – and if it is anything like these three clashes, we are in for a belter. FA CUP FINAL (1966-67) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2-1 CHELSEA ...
 

FA Cup semi-finals: Liverpool the favourites to secure cup double

14 Apr 2012

Andy Carroll was the match winner for Liverpool against Everton in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final and, prior to the second semi-final, bookmakers William Hill made him 8/1 to score the last goal of the match in the final. After...
 

FA Cup semi-finals: Carroll and Suarez investment finally pays off

14 Apr 2012

You have to feel for Andy Carroll. He was a Newcastle goalscoring hero, but Liverpool - and inflated transfer fees - changed all that. Carroll went from being a Toon superstar to 'the £35 million man' and the pressure was on him from...