helsea’s thrashing of Crystal Palace 2-0 in the FA semi-final, Saturday, would have them face Liverpool in a blockbuster final.
The Blues saw off Palace, thanks to second half strikes by substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount.
Loftus-Cheek, who enjoyed a loan spell at Palace in the 2017/18 season, was drafted on by Thomas Tuchel and wasted no time in repaying his manager’s faith.
Cesar Azpilicueta intercepted Tyrick Mitchell and played in Jorginho who slid a pass to Kai Havertz.
From there, the German’s deflected pass found its way to Loftus-Cheek who smashed a volley into the back of the net.
The replay shows that his strike took a slight deflection off Joachim Andersen before flying past Jack Butland.
Mount doubled his side’s lead after Timo Werner picked him out, with the England international calmly slotting home.
Jurgen Klopp’s side booked their spot in the Wembley Stadium showpiece after beating Manchester City 3-2 on Saturday.
Goals from Ibrahima Konate and Sadio Mane (x2) ensured their side’s progression to the final.
Meanwhile, Jamie O’Hara has said Kai Havertz should have been sent off for diving against Crystal Palace.
Chelsea forward Kai Havertz should have been shown a straight red card for diving against Crystal Palace in their FA Cup semi-final, according to Jamie O’Hara.
Havertz was booked for simulation after going down inside the penalty in the first half of Sunday’s match at Wembley.
Former Tottenham midfielder (O’Hara) was furious with the Germany international and believes he should have been sent off by referee Anthony Taylor.
“Absolutely no place for it in the game. He’s got a booking for it. The Crystal Palace players are going crazy because that for me is such bad simulation.
O’Hara said: “It’s not what you want to see in the game, especially at the highest level in a big moment. I would have sent him off!”
Jamie O’Hara was not happy with Kai Havertz after the Chelsea man was booked for diving.