Manchester City have been given a tough draw in the semi-finals of the FA Cup after they were pitted against London club Chelsea. The Citizens will have to overcome an improved Chelsea team in the final four of the FA Cup if they want to keep their hopes of a quadruple alive this season. Manchester City utility player Oleksandr Zinchenko was an important part of the defence that kept a clean sheet as Manchester City booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 away victory at the expense of Everton over the weekend. The Ukraine international can play either as a left-back or as a midfielder and he started on the left side of the back four during the game. The Ukraine player was largely untroubled as Manchester City were rewarded for their patience with two goals in the final ten minutes of the FA Cup tie. Ukraine national team star Zinchenko has been the first choice left-back at Manchester City over the past months and he continued his fine form against the Toffees at the weekend. Everton had no answers to the questions posed by Manchester City especially in the final minutes of the game and that led to the goals from Ilkay Gundogan on 84 minutes and Kevin De Bruyne in added time.
Premier League leaders Manchester City are gradually moving closer to winning an unprecedented quadruple in the history of English football. They are in the Capital One Cup final where they face Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium next month. They need just five wins from the last eight games to be crowned champions in the Premier League, while they face Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga in the Champions League final eight. They can’t afford to make mistakes especially in the cup competitions in the quest to win four major trophies at the end of the season.