In the second semi final of the FA Cup ,Chelsea outplayed Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium by 5 goals.In what was a dominating display by the Blues, Tottenham were thrashed by their London rivals,with goals from Didier Drogba,Juan Mata,Ramires,Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda. Gareth Bale scored the consolation goal for The Spurs, which at one point of the match, seemed to have the match evenly poised.
With both teams fielding a strong line up,the London Derby promised to be an exciting clash.And the first half truly did not disappoint the 85000+ crowd,with Tottenham testing the Chelsea backline time and again.Chelsea though proved deadly on the counterattacks, and got a goal through Drogba,in the 43rd minute, who turned past Gallas, and smashed the ball past Carlo Cudicini, who was selected ahead of Brad Friedel.
The second half saw Tottenham searching for an equaliser.But a controversial goal in the 50th minute by Juan Mata,after a goal mouth scramble,put paid to Tottenham’s hopes.The ball did not seem to have cross the goal line,yet the referee ruled it in,to the anguish of the Spurs players.Gareth Bale,the Welsh International pulled one back in the 56th minute to raised hopes of a Spurs resurgence. However, Ramires ensured that it would be Chelsea’s day,when ha slotted home from close quarter off a Mata pass in the 77th minute. Spurs’ woes though did not end there.Frank Lampard rounded off a ”perfect evening” for the Blues with a perfectly placed freekick.And substitute Florent Malouda further rubbed salt into Tottenham’s wounds with a fine finish in added time(+4)to complete the rout.
Chelsea will now take on Liverpool in the final,to be played on 5th May,at the Wembley Stadium,England.