FA Cup Draw: Potential London, Merseyside Derbies In The Semifinal

A detailed view of the FA Cup sponsored by Eon at the Leyton Orient FA Cup Media Day at Matchroom Stadium in London England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

If Everton and Tottenham progress in the FA Cup, both semifinals will be derbies, though neutrals (and a lot of Tottenham fans) will likely be rooting for Bolton to defeat Spurs.

If Tottenham Hotspur and Everton progress in the FA Cup, the draw will give us a pair of derbies in the semifinal. Liverpool will face the winner of the replay between Everton and Sunderland, while Chelsea takes on the winner of the tie between Tottenham and Bolton Wanderers.

The Tottenham-Bolton match at White Hart Lane was abandoned on Saturday after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a heart attack on the pitch. He was resuscitated and taken to the hospital, where as of Sunday afternoon, he is in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit. Bolton's Tuesday Premier League match against Aston Villa has been postponed, and there is no indication as to when the FA Cup game between Bolton and Spurs will resume. Obviously, that's none of anyone's concern at the moment while Muamba's health is in question.

The semifinals are scheduled to take place on April 14 and 15, with the winners progressing to the May 5 final.

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