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Apr 17, 2021 at 5.30pm UK
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Man CityManchester City
Ziyech (55')
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Hakim Ziyech eyeing special end to the campaign

:Headline: Hakim Ziyech eyeing special end to the campaign:
The Blues are in the mix for FA Cup and Champions League glory.
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Hakim Ziyech is looking forward to a special end to the season after Chelsea completed a "perfect week" by beating Manchester City to reach the FA Cup final.

Thomas Tuchel has enjoyed a fine start to life at Stamford Bridge since replacing Frank Lampard as boss in January, putting the Blues within touching distance of a top-four finish that had looked in jeopardy.

Furthermore, Chelsea are fighting for silverware on two fronts after sealing a Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid by overcoming Porto and then reaching a fourth FA Cup final in five years.

Ziyech secured a 1-0 Wembley win as the west Londoners ended City's quadruple quest on Saturday evening, leaving last summer's arrival from Ajax excited about what this group can achieve.

The 28-year-old was a late introduction in the quarter-final second-leg and a late withdrawal after a man-of-the-match display under the arch on Saturday evening.

"Those moments are always nervous from the stands," Ziyech told club media.

"I tried to stay calm but sometimes it's difficult! In the end everybody did well, we killed the game and we kept a clean sheet as well.

"Timo (Werner) did a good run into the space (for the goal), I made my run, it was a good delivery and I put it in easy.

"You always have to have that feeling before the game that you want to score.

"It feels good to be in the final. Everybody is happy. We did a good job, especially in the first half.

"The second half was a little bit difficult to close all the spaces, but we scored the one goal that we needed. It was enough."

Werner's run forced an error out of City goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who strayed out of position opening up a simple pass for Ziyech to finish into an empty net.

Zack Steffen was out of position for Chelsea's winner (Adam Davy/PA)

The United States international has played in domestic cup matches instead of Ederson this season and held his hands up for his costly error ahead of next weekend's Wembley return for the Carabao Cup final against Tottenham.

"It's a tough one," Steffen told City+. "I think the boys did a good job, Chelsea are a tough team to play and their goal was indecision on my hands and I'll learn from it.

"You have to keep going and I'm proud of how the boys fought and didn't give up.

"The good thing is there is another game in three or four days so we can't get too low on this one.

"We have to learn from it, come back together as a team and be ready for the next one."

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City34255471244780
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd331910464352967
3Leicester CityLeicester351961063432063
4Chelsea341710753312261
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham341771055441158
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs341681060382256
7Liverpool33159955391654
8Everton33157114542352
9Arsenal34147134637949
10Aston Villa331461348381048
11Leeds UnitedLeeds34145155052-247
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34119143346-1342
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35109164058-1839
14Crystal Palace33108153456-2238
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton34813133539-437
16Southampton33107164159-1837
17Burnley3499163147-1636
18Fulham34512172545-2027
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom34511183165-3426
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3452271860-4217
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