Chelsea's title chances '50 percent' - Conte

Antonio Conte might just be thankful there will be no Premier League points at stake when Chelsea face Tottenham in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley on Saturday. Sport believe that's made all the more impressive because of the Premier League's tough competition. It is very simple but in this case the fault is of the coach.

The Italian added he had not been able to "transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this game". But we can't control what Chelsea do.

Referring to the fact that the majority of the current squad were a part of the 2014/15 Premier League winning side, Begovic has told Chelsea's website that the team must focus on themselves rather than second-placed Tottenham.

"The league is open and we have a 50 percent probability to win the league".

But a glance at the fixtures list should ease, if not totally dispel, any nerves afflicting the Stamford Bridge faithful.

Mauricio Pochettino's side are now just four points adrift of the pacesetters, having seen Chelsea lose two of their last four games, and Wright is adamant the momentum has turned in the north Londoners' favour.

However, the two away games will be more testing - Everton have won eight straight games at home and are brimming with confidence.

"But also we are top of the table for a reason and we still have to play a lot of football, so we need to look forward and play the next games". City went on to win the Manchester derby at the Etihad eight days later and Roberto Mancini's team eventually finished the season as champions on goal difference.

Spurs began the weekend with a 4-0 rout of Bournemouth and then watched on as Manchester United saw off Chelsea 2-0.

"I think that the impact was very tough today, but when you play at Old Trafford it is normal to have this type of impact against a really strong team as United".

"Tottenham is in good form and playing with enthusiasm".

  • Julie Sanders