Spurs' season a success with or without trophy, says Mauricio Pochettino

Terry has not started in the Premier League - where Chelsea hold a four-point lead over Spurs with six games remaining - since September.

"With this team, and with the people working for it, we will get a trophy - 100%".

"Alli is a highly intelligent player - the kind of number 10 we have been craving in England for years, and bemoaning the fact we have not got one". Then it's up to us to make the dream reality. Last season they missed it and they are trying again.

Asked whether Terry could come back into the side to replace Cahill, Conte added: "This is a semi-final and in this season we try to have in every position two options - the player that usually players and another".

However, with Chelsea and Tottenham locked in a legitimate title race, and City and the Gunners in the hunt for a top four spot, the FA Cup is an even more interesting prospect.

Mauricio Pochettino has warned Chelsea that success starved Tottenham is ready to underline its arrival as a major force by knocking the Premier League leader out of the FA Cup this weekend.

"I think it's a more experienced team than us".

Seven wins on the bounce leave them hot on the tail of Chelsea, but he is wary of putting too much pressure on his side. We have six games left and five we have to win if we want to be champions. "For a great club, commercial is very important but I repeat it's important always to have a good link with everyone, and then to find the best solution to improve". I think this is the right moment.

"I would love to be here for as long as possible because it's a club with history, a club that is the most popular in London, more than Arsenal and Chelsea".

"It is with vast sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu", read a statement on the club's official website.

The Blues were outdone by Jose Mourinho's Manchester United in their last game and with key man Gary Cahill likely to miss the fixture, Antonio Conte's side may succumb to the irresistible force that is now Spurs. "Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Gemma and his family".

  • Leroy Wright