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Villa boss targets reaching second Wembley final of season

Martin O'Neill is determined for Aston Villa to reach a second final of the campaign. Villa will lock horns with Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea side in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley as they look to avenge a 7-1 defeat in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

He said: "The appetite for this game is even stronger having been to Wembley once this season. It is a great incentive for us.

"I am delighted to be going back again even though I don't necessarily agree with semi-finals being played at Wembley.

"We lost the Carling Cup final and you could see by the second-half performance in the FA Cup quarter-final at Reading that there was a renewed determination to get back there again.

"Of course, we face Chelsea. That won't be easy, particularly after what happened a fortnight ago, but the players are ready to go.

"We certainly regained some lost confidence by winning at Bolton last weekend - and not conceding a goal helped us too.

"We know how difficult the task is ahead but we are ready for it."

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