Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City will be shown on free-to-air television next month after the Football Association confirmed the timings and broadcast details of the two Wembley clashes.
BBC One and BBC iPlayer will broadcast the first semi-final, while BT Sport has the rights for the second.
The Foxes have never won the FA Cup – finishing as runners-up on four occasions – while the Saints clinched the trophy with victory over Manchester United in 1976.
Wembley will host the FA Cup final on Saturday 15 May and the spectacle has been picked as a pilot event to trial the return of crowds to stadiums and other large venues.
FA chiefs hope 20,000 supporters will be in attendance, while they have not ruled out a smaller number attending one of the semi-finals.
English football’s governing body are eager to welcome some fans back ahead of this summer’s European Championship, with seven games to be hosted at Wembley including both semi-finals and the final in July.
UEFA has set host countries a deadline of 7 April to confirm if they are able to host some fans at matches, with the tournament due to kick-off on 11 June.
FA Cup semi-final details
Saturday 17 April 2021
Sunday 18 April 2021
Leicester City v Southampton (6.30pm BST) – BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate.
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