Manchester City v. Liverpool Again! FA Cup Semi-Finals Preview

They are rare times in sports when there are two teams that rise to the top and dominate their respective leagues. Examples of this, the 1980s Lakers-Celtics, the 2000s Yankees-Red sox’s, the 2010s Warriors-Cavaliers, and now 2018-2022 Man City-Liverpool.

These two teams have been at the top of English/World football for the past 5 years and this year might be the biggest year for this rivalry.

These teams are at the top, with both teams hard to be separated it is hard to predict what will happen. Both teams have star power. World-class managers with Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

Big athletic center backs with Ruben Diaz and Virgil Van Dijk. Shifty wingers on both sides, City with Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez, Liverpool with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

the teams met last week in a Premier League game and we saw what makes this matchup great. City was dominant starting the game with high pressure and a lot of chances but Liverpool bent but never broke.

There are no draws in the FA Cup Semi-finals. Yes, these teams are dominating but fatigue will play a factor. Success in all competitions leads to a lot of games.

Both teams had a game last weekend for the Premier League then had a game mid-week for the Champions League and now have a game again this weekend for the FA Cup. A lot of games with a lot of importance and stress on each game.

Crystal Palace has different expectations going into the FA Cup Semi-Final. Crystal Palace has not had success like the other three teams in the cup Semi-Final. Success in this cup final has not been associated with Palace.

With a win against Palace, Chelsea return to a cup final and set themselves up for silverware on the season. With a loss against Palace, the team will have no shot at any silverware for the 2022 season.