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Chelsea beat Sheffield 2-0 to make FA semifinal, extend unbeaten record


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Chelsea defeated struggling Sheffield United 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to qualify for the semifinals of the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Blues, who made the last eight of the Champions League on Wednesday, extended their unbeaten record (14) under Thomas Tuchel with the victory over The Blades.

Chelsea are now rejuvenated under Tuchel who has not only kept their top-four hopes alive but kept them in contention for two trophies.

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The Blades failed to shrug off their dismal form despite sacking their coach, Chris Wilder a week ago, about a week ago as the fell behind to the Blues through an own goal.

A corner went through all the way to Chilwell, who drills it back in and Ollie Norwood deflects the ball past Aaron Ramsdale and into his own net.

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Chelsea almost lost their lead as The Blades – under caretaker Paul Heckingbottom, almost found a way back at the death but Rhian Brewster’s shot found the side of the net.

With few minutes to go in added minutes, Chelsea, who have been terrible in the second half, broke through a counter with Hakim Ziyech.

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The ball then went to Ben Chilwell who crossed the ball back for Ziyech to emphatically finish with his left foot as the Moroccan bagged his second consecutive goal for the Blues.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton have now qualified for the semi-finals as they wait on the outcome of the match between Leicester City and Manchester United.