Chelsea want to move date of FA Cup semi

Chelsea may seek to bring forward their FA Cup semifinal to accommodate their Champions League hopes.

Chelsea may seek to bring forward their FA Cup semifinal to accommodate their Champions League hopes.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea are considering lobbying the Football Association to bring their FA Cup semi-final forward by 48 hours should they reach the Champions League semi-finals.

The Blues want more time to prepare for what could be the first leg of a tie against Barcelona or AC Milan if they beat Benfica in the last eight.

Chelsea caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo said: "I feel we should get more help from the FA over fixtures.

"Absolutely we need it because it doesn't help English teams in the Champions League.

"Benfica played Friday night before our game, so did Napoli before both matches in the last round.

"Their leagues try to give them a lot of help and the best possible advantage.

"We are engaged on this matter, but ultimately someone has to make the decision."

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