As Chelsea wobble can Spurs surge to Premier League title?

Glaringly, the Blues failed to register a single shot on target in the entire match, something they hadn't done in nearly 10 years.

"Against Chelsea and Tottenham we were up against the two best teams in the league who move the ball well and with the attacking threats that they've got that's where we want to get to".

The result will either alleviate the pressure on Conte and his players or turn the screw even tighter. And when everybody was trying to guess that a young player would have a difficulty for me, he's the third or the fourth, he's always on the pitch.

"The one thing that lets Tottenham down is the big games", he told Sky Sports.

"In the last ten Premier League games they haven't kept one clean sheet".

"We have great players and Manchester United has the capacity to sign big players, so I can not sleep", Herrera told Manchester United's official website. However, it is extremely unlikely that Rose would be at the fitness level required to play in a game of such importance, and of the highest caliber.

I am just concentrating on each game and when the manager calls on me, I will give 100% and look to play as well as I can.

Just as United's title pursuit in 2012 was fatally damaged by the draw against Everton, Liverpool's was sent off course by the loss to Chelsea. "We finished 10th past year and so it is a fantastic achievement this for us if we win the title", he said. The Blues can at least go into the Spurs game this weekend knowing that any defeat will not cost them crucial points in the title race, but in terms of momentum, the outcome of the semifinal will spill over into the league.

"Sometimes Hazard, sometimes Hazard-Pedro controlling the position of these two players, and controlling the full-backs because they go really deep with two wide men would create them lots of problems".

But Tottenham have a momentum that Chelsea have lost - having won their last 12 home games - and manager Mauricio Pochettino certainly is not worrying about a lack of motivation.

They already have 71 points, one more than last year's final total, with six matches still left to play and are one short of their Premier League record tally of 72 points, set under Andre Villas-Boas in 2013.

"If you can get it to three points or below - where every single game is going to make a difference - that's when you can see real pressure get put on Chelsea".

  • Julie Sanders