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Barkley fires Chelsea into FA Cup semi-finals

Leicester City v Chelsea - FA Cup Quarter Final
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A narrow 1-0 victory in the match against Leicester City helped Chelsea book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Chelsea did not exactly start the FA Cup quarterfinal tie on a high note. Leicester City were able to cause them much trouble and, if not for the Foxes’ poor finishing, they could have been a couple of goals down early in the match.

The game became more even after the first-half drinks break, with Christian Pulisic coming close to putting his side in the lead.

Tammy Abraham seemingly broke the deadlock 15 minutes in the second half, only to see his goal ruled offside by the VAR.

The Blues were finally able to find the back of the net in the 63rd minute through Ross Barkley, one of Frank Lampard‘s three half-time substitutes. Willian sent in a lovely cross from the right flank and Barkely tuck the ball home to score what proved to be the winning goal.