Two second-half goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount sent Chelsea to their third successive FA Cup final, defeating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Wembley on Sunday.
They will face Liverpool for the trophy, making it a rematch of their Carabao Cup final.
Neither Chelsea nor Palace side showed much inspiration in attack during the first 45 minutes.
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But after the interval, there were few signs of improvement.
A couple of kind deflections helped substitute Loftus-Cheek break the deadlock just past the hour for his first Chelsea goal since May 2019.
Mount’s finish soon sealed the victory.