How to watch Tottenham vs. Chelsea
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 23, 2017,
Apr 23, 2017, 8:23
The Blues now hold a four-point lead over London rivals Spurs in the top flight following disappointing defeats versus Crystal Palace and Manchester United, and this may have urged Conte to focus on the domestic competition.
MAURICIO POCHETTINO has insisted Tottenham Hotspur will carry on in their pursuit of catching Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.
"In that moment you realise it's real life", he said.
"I believe it is an exciting team, to fight in that moment and at that level against Chelsea, one of the biggest sides from England, is fantastic, it's a big thing for us".
Spurs haven't won any of their last six FA Cup semi-finals but did beat Chelsea at White Hart Lane earlier this year thanks to a brace from Dele Alli.
Pochettino has already seen his in-form Tottenham side cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the EPL table to just four points.
"They are great games because you are nearly in the final but you just need to take one more step to get there before you can have the possibility to win a trophy".
"We have only two days to rest and recover".
"Our doctor preferred to bring him to the hospital and to check his condition".
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"He had a problem, but not a serious problem".
Cahill has been a key figure in Chelsea's defence this season, playing in a three-man defensive unit with Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz, but the on-field skipper is out of the Wembley tie following gastroenteritis.
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"For sure this win is a really important win". If you are a Spurs supporter you feel very disappointed. Look at Barcelona with Pep (Guardiola), with Tito Vilanova, with (Frank) Rijkaard, with Luis Enrique.
"They are the best physical team in the league".
All the more remarkably, Chelsea did it without two of their best players for an hour, through Conte's decision to start with Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on the bench.
This would see Eric Dier, who played in midfield in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend, revert to centre-half alongside Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
Rose has begun training again after missing nearly three months with a knee injury but the full-back will not make the clash at Wembley.