CHE vs Saints
Hughes: Fans were magnificent
Boss hopes to repay Wembley support with league points.
Highlights: Chelsea 2-0 Saints
Watch back the action from Saints' FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
90 in 90: Chelsea 2-0 Saints
The best of the action from Saints' clash with Chelsea.
Fan Gallery: FA Cup semi-final
See if you made it into our selection of images.
Video: Romeu on cup exit
The Saints midfielder on semi-final loss to Chelsea.
Romeu: Early goal cost us
Oriol looks back on a painful afternoon at Wembley
Hughes: It should've been reviewed
Manager can't see why Saints "goal" was not referred to VAR.
Video: Hughes on Wembley defeat
Watch the Welshman give his semi-final verdict.
Gallery: Chelsea 2-0 Saints
The best photos from Saints' Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Saints' cup dream ends at Wembley
Two second-half goals cement Chelsea's place in the FA Cup final.
Højbjerg: Chance to learn from mistakes
The Danish midfielder calls on Saints to recover at Wembley
Hughes: Nothing to fear!
Saints boss on semi-final showdown with Chelsea.
Press Conference (Part Three): Hughes on Wembley
The boss speaks with Sunday newspaper journalists.
Match Preview: Chelsea vs Saints (Emirates FA Cup semi-final)
Get set for the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley...
Opposition View: Chelsea
Antonio Conte is not expecting an easy ride at Wembley.
Video: Hughes previews semi-final
Watch the manager's interview ahead of Sunday's game.
Hughes: Seize your chance
The manager looks to the FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea.
Quiz: Chelsea, Saints, both or neither?
Can you get full marks in our latest quiz?
Quiz: Chelsea, Saints, both or neither?
Can you get full marks in our latest quiz?
Press Conference (Part Two): Hughes on Wembley date
Watch the manager speak with the written media.
Fan information: FA Cup semi-final
Read all the key info if you're attending the Emirates FA Cup semi-final.
Højbjerg: Let’s rewrite Wembley story
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg looks to Southampton's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea.
Gallery: Saints prepare for FA Cup semi-final
Check out the photos from Saints' Thursday session at Staplewood.
Hughes delivers Wembley team news
The boss admits rotation is a possibility against Chelsea
CHE vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints lose 2-0 to Chelsea in FA Cup semi-final
- Olivier Giroud opened the scoring a minute after half-time
- Substitute Alvaro Morata sealed it with a late header
- Saints denied equaliser for supposed Austin foul on Caballero
REPORT: Saints' cup dream ends at Wembley
Disappointment for Saints in the semis. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata have set up an Emirates FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United.
Read our report from Wembley here.
FULL TIME: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton
Saints' FA Cup dream comes to an end at the penultimate stage.
Five minutes of added time
We're into the last moments here at Wembley now.
Austin again on the end of a chance
Cédric's deflected cross from the right falls to Charlie Austin at the near post, but his half-volley is off target.
McCarthy denies Morata
Morata goes close to his second, but Alex McCarthy keeps out his shot from a tight angle.
Austin off target from a tight angle
After Saints scramble one away from their own goalline, they launch a counter down the inside-right, but Charlie Austin fires wide of the far post.
Austin hits the post! 😩
Nearly straight back in it for Saints, as Ryan Bertrand's low cross picks out a sliding Charlie Austin, but his effort back across goal hits the post.
Morata doubles Chelsea's lead
That might well end Saints' hopes. Alvaro Morata, not long on as a sub, gets free off Wesley Hoedt and nods in Cesar Azpilicueta's cross.
Álvaro Morata (81’) | 2 – 0
Nearly an own goal from Saints
A low Eden Hazard cross is cleared by Cédric straight against Maya Yoshida, with the ball flying inches over.
McCarthy denies Hazard
So close to a second for Chelsea, as Eden Hazard lets fly from 18 yards, but Alex McCarthy tips it over superbly.
Saints goal ruled out!
Saints have the ball in the net, as Charlie Austin challenges for Willy Caballero. The Chelsea keeper spills it over the line under pressure, but referee Martin Atkinson said Austin fouled him. That looked very harsh!
Redmond agonisingly close...
Brilliant from Nathan Redmond to win the ball just outside the box, before firing in a fierce low shot. It so nearly beats Willy Caballero, but he somehow diverts it just wide.
Handball appeal turned down
Dušan Tadić's in-swinging corner is flicked on by Charlie Austin, who claims it then hit the arm of Olivier Giroud. Nothing given, though.
Bertrand wastes a good crossing opportunity
Dušan Tadić finds Ryan Bertrand racing down the left, but the defender hits his cross from near the byline over everyone. Still, some welcome threat from Saints there.
Yellow Card for Wesley Hoedt (Southampton)
Hoedt is the next man into the book for Saints, for a foul on Eden Hazard.
Saints fans appeal for a penalty
Shane Long goes down under a challenge from Gary Cahill as a ball loops into the area, with the Southampton supporters appealing for a spot kick, but referee Martin Atkinson isn't interested.
Saints fans in great voice again
The Southampton supporters are willing their side on with a rousing rendition of "Oh when the Saints!"
Yellow Card for Mario Lemina (Southampton)
Lemina is the latest man into the book, as he drags down Eden Hazard.
Long misses a golden chance...
Wesley Hoedt's low ball from the left is dummied by Charlie Austin, and it runs straight to Shane Long clean through the middle. He tries to take it past the keeper rather than shoot, though, and ends up over-hitting it and taking it out for a goal kick. That was a wonderful opportunity.
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
Romeu is cautioned for a late tackle on Eden Hazard.
Hazard close to doubling the lead
Chelsea launch a counter, which ends with Eden Hazard curling a shot wide of the far post from 18 yards.
Giroud puts Chelsea ahead...
Olivier Giroud gets through the middle, dances past a couple of defenders and keeper Alex McCarthy and taps into an empty net.
Olivier Giroud (47’) | 1 – 0
Second half under way
We're off and running again...
HALF TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Southampton
There's referee Martin Atkinson's whistle! Chelsea have had the better of the game, but, crucially, it remains level at Wembley.
It remains goalless at Wembley. Chelsea have been on top, but Saints just need to hang on until the break and will have themselves well in the game.
Yellow Card for Maya Yoshida (Southampton)
Yoshida is the first player into the book for a foul on Olivier Giroud near the halfway line.
Giroud inches away for Chelsea
Cesc Fàbregas chips an angled ball into the area, which Olivier Giroud flicks up into the air, before spinning and volleying, but his acrobatic effort drifts just wide of the post.
Saints still holding firm under pressure
Chelsea have had a couple of corners, but Saints have managed to emerge unscathed, as we begin to see half-time come into view at Wembley.
Giroud's first sight of goal
He hurt Saints badly last week, and Olivier Giroud has threatened here at Wembley. Eden Hazard gets to the byline and cuts a fierce ball back, which finds the striker on the corner of the six-yard area. It's a tough one to take, though, and his left-footed effort goes wide of the near post.
Lemina tests Caballero
Jan Bednarek steps up from the back to win the ball and put Chelsea on the back foot. He slides a pass to Mario Lemina, who hits a low, angled shot from 25 yards, but it doesn't have enough power to beat a diving Willy Caballero.
Højbjerg in action 📸
Midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg on the ball in the opening half.
2️⃣0️⃣ minutes gone!
It's not been an easy opening 20, but Saints are hanging in there, and are still receiving superb backing from the travelling fans! 👏
Saints settle down
After coming under some significant early pressure, Mark Hughes's side have calmed the game a little in the last few minutes.
Willian off-target with a free-kick
Jan Bednarek is judged to have fouled N'Golo Kanté just outside the box, but Willian curls his right-footed effort a yard or two over the bar. A lot of Chelsea pressure at the moment, though.
Yoshida with a goal-saving tackle!
What a tackle, Maya Yoshida! Chelsea get down the right through Cesc Fàbregas, and a low ball finds Eden Hazard at close range, but the Saints defender makes a sensational sliding challenge to deny him!
Willian hits the bar
Chelsea counter on Saints, as Eden Hazard storms forward and plays it to Willian on the left edge of the box. He cuts inside and curls a shot past Alex McCarthy, but it hits the top of the bar and goes over. Phew!
Austin with a first sight of goal
Shane Long flicks on a ball down the right channel from Cédric, with Charlie Austin hitting it on the bounce first-time from the edge of the box, but, at an angle, his effort goes wide.
Hazard goes close from distance
Eden Hazard spins onto his left foot 25 yards out and unleashes a powerful strike. Fortunately for Saints, it rises just over the bar! A close call!
A solid start from Saints
No chances here in the opening minutes, but Mark Hughes will be pleased with how his side have opened up, as they get stuck in all over the pitch.
Incredible support from the Saints fans
Huge levels of noise from the Southampton section of Wembley Stadium in the opening minutes. A great atmosphere being generated by our fans!
Referee Martin Atkinson blows his whistle and we are under way in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.
The teams are out!
The sides have emerged onto the pitch, and we're just moments from kick-off!14.57
🔟 minutes to go!
The players are in the tunnel. One step away from the final...14.51
Look who it is!
Our very own Saints legend Francis Benali is covering the game for BT Sport today. Good to see you, Franny! 😇14.45
Watch the players arrive!
Both teams are currently going through their warm-up routines down below us, but you can watch the moment the Saints players walked into Wembley for the first time with this short arrivals video.14.28
2️⃣ changes for Saints
Mark Hughes promised changes, but has made only two alterations to his side who were last in action in the goalless draw at Leicester on Thursday night. Returning to the starting line-up are Mario Lemina and Charlie Austin, with James Ward-Prowse and Dušan Tadić dropping to the bench. Come on you Saints! 😇14.06
Chelsea team confirmed
Saints team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Bednarek, Yoshida, Hoedt, Bertrand, Lemina, Romeu, Højbjerg, Long, Austin.
1️⃣5️⃣ minutes until team news!
Who will be named in Mark Hughes's starting XI? How many changes do you expect? We'll reveal both line-ups at 2pm BST... ⏳13.45
the whole experience of playing in a final and having the pressure of knowing you're one game away from a title is something special. we know we are close now. wembley is the church of football. it's amazing, and we want to make history.pierre-emile højbjergsouthampton midfielder
Højbjerg looks ahead to Chelsea
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg openly admits Premier League survival remains the priority for Southampton, but the midfielder is not prepared to let the opportunity of playing in an FA Cup final pass him by. Watch our interview with the philosophical Dane here...13.17
Who was there last time?
It's been 15 years since Saints' last FA Cup semi-final, when Watford provided the opposition. Who remembers this special day at Villa Park?12.35
Wembley Way is red and white!
It might be nearly three hours until kick-off but that has not stopped the Saints fans pouring into Wembley! Stay with us as we continue the pre-match countdown... ⏳12.13
Marching towards Wembley! 😇
Thousands of Saints fans are already here at Wembley, where the sun is shining and a special day for the club awaits! Could we be making the same trip on May 19th? 🤞11.50
you don't get too many opportunities in your career to get to a major cup final. we've got one. we should grasp that opportunity and make the most of it. it's a huge game for us against a very good chelsea side. we have no fear.mark hughessouthampton manager
Hughes previews Chelsea clash
For the second time in eight days, Mark Hughes has been preparing his side to take on Chelsea. This time it's in the cup, following the Blues' dramatic comeback at St Mary's last weekend. The boss was a four-time FA Cup winner in his playing days, so find out what words of wisdom he's been passing on to his players ahead of today's Wembley showdown.11.40
It's matchday at Wembley!
Saints are back under the arch! It's the club's first appearance in an Emirates FA Cup semi-final since 2003, as Southampton and Chelsea go head to head at Wembley, with a place in the final against Manchester United up for grabs. We'll bring you the best coverage as the atmosphere builds throughout the day, with team news, live match updates and live commentary to come. Kick-off is at 3pm BST!11.35
CHE vs Saints Line Ups
Willy Caballero (GK)
Gary Cahill (C)
Cesc FàbregasPedro (76′)
WillianTiemoué Bakayoko (64′)
Olivier GiroudÁlvaro Morata (80′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Jan BednarekManolo Gabbiadini (78′)
Pierre-Emile HøjbjergDusan Tadic (63′)
Ryan Bertrand (C)
Shane LongNathan Redmond (63′)
CHE vs Saints Match Stats
Shots on target53