X

Saturday 25
May

Match Previews

Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion

5th April 2019, 16:13 by Chris Rivers

Manchester City's quest for the quadruple continues on Saturday when they face Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

The Citizens arrive at the national stadium having hit their stride since the turn of the year, winning 12 of their last 13 matches, while the other clash in that sequence saw them beat Chelsea on penalties in the final of the Carabao Cup.

City have also scored at least twice in 10 of those games, including last time out when they moved back to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City on Wednesday.

Their record in FA Cup semi-finals also makes for grim reading for Brighton fans, the Etihad Stadium outfit progressing to the showpiece in 10 of their 13 last-four appearances.

Pep Guardiola might make changes for Saturday's clash given City's busy April schedule and could hand a recall to Sergio Aguero, the Spanish tactician confirming his top goalscorer will travel to London with the rest of the squad having sat out the win over Cardiff.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is a doubt after he limped out of the game against the Bluebirds and Guardiola has a decision to make over whether to start Benjamin Mendy or Danilo at left-back should the Ukranian fail a late fitness test.

Brighton return to the capital having been beaten by Chelsea 3-0 in midweek, a result which keeps them firmly entrenched in the relegation battle in the Premier League.

They can put that concern to one side for this week at least as they bid to reach the FA Cup final for only the second time in their history.

Everything seems stacked against the south-coast outfit, though, having not won on their last four trips to Wembley, while they've lost all three previous Premier League clashes against City.

They also have a major injury concern ahead of the game, with Jurgen Locadia and Solly March both doubts.

Locadia was ruled out of the game at Chelsea by a slight calf injury and he will be checked on Friday, while March is struggling with his own calf problem. Pascal Gross is still sidelined and has not played for Brighton since the end of February.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

More Match Previews

Match Previews

Manchester City v Watford

17th May 2019, 17:39

Manchester City will look to complete a unique treble in Saturday's clash with Watford, who are seeking their first FA Cup success.

Match Previews

Leicester City v Chelsea

10th May 2019, 18:42

Leicester City will attempt to complete the league double over Chelsea for the first time since the 2000-01 campaign on Sunday.

Match Previews

Burnley v Arsenal

10th May 2019, 18:40

Burnley will look to end a run of nine straight defeats against Arsenal in all competitions when they host the Gunners on Sunday.

Match Previews

Fulham v Newcastle United

10th May 2019, 18:38

Scott Parker's first match since being put in permanent charge of Fulham could be counterpart Rafa Benitez's last game as Newcastle boss.

Match Previews

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

10th May 2019, 18:27

Man City could be boosted by the return of Kevin De Bruyne as they target the win that will ensure them of the title at Brighton.

Match Previews

Southampton v Huddersfield Town

10th May 2019, 16:34

Southampton play host to relegated Huddersfield Town at St Mary’s with little to play for in the final game of the season.

Recent Sport Headlines

Tennis

Federer guarded on French Open chances

24th May 2019, 19:09

Roger Federer is delighted to be back at the French Open but played down his chance of taking the title in Paris.

Golf

Koepka plotting more major glory

24th May 2019, 18:59

Brooks Koepka has his sights set on another US Open crown after landing the US PGA Championship.

Watford

Promising duo handed pro Watford deals

24th May 2019, 18:48

Watford Academy products Jayden Bennetts and Dan Phillips have been rewarded with professional contracts.

Cricket

Morgan set for World Cup opener despite fracture

24th May 2019, 18:37

Captain Eoin Morgan has sustained a fractured finger but should be fit for England's World Cup opener.

Manchester City

Liverpool result key to Silva

24th May 2019, 18:34

Man City's David Silva believes the 2-1 win over Liverpool in January was the turning point in the club's season.

Manchester United

United make move for Lyon star

24th May 2019, 18:33

Manchester United have launched a 45million euros bid for Lyon's Moussa Dembele, according to French reports.

Fulham

Bryan emerges as Newcastle target

24th May 2019, 18:07

Fulham could face a fight to keep hold of Joe Bryan as Newcastle are planning a summer move for the defender.

Tennis

Boulter confirms decision to withdraw from French Open

24th May 2019, 17:58

Great Britain's Katie Boulter has picked up £20,000 after going to Paris before deciding to withdraw from the French Open.