Frank Lampard predicts close semi-final

Lampard predicts close semi-final
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Frank Lampard expects that there will be little between Chelsea and Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley tomorrow.

Frank Lampard has predicted that tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Chelsea will be a close one.

The current cup holders are looking to win the tournament for the fifth time in seven years.

The Chelsea midfielder told Sky Sports News: "It's a tournament that's been pretty good to us. We've just performed very well and we've got good success. That can change the minute you don't perform so well.

"Against a team of Man City's quality, you can't take any positives from previous history. If they're at their best, we're below our best, they'll probably win the game, and vice-versa. You're talking about two very good teams.

"We've got a lot of respect for them and I think it will be a good match, especially if both teams are at their best. You'll see a proper Wembley semi-final. I think they'll probably be on a high from their last result in the league, but other than that I think it's an even start with two good teams."

The winner of tomorrow's semi will face either Wigan Athletic or Millwall in the final.

Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates scoring against West Ham in the Premier League match on March 17, 2013
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