Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Semi Final Match Preview
The London Rivals Clash at Wembley: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Semi Final.
The two PL title challengers will meet each other at Wembley Stadium in the semi final of FA Cup.Two losses in their previous four league games as seen the Blues’ lead at the top cut to four points, while Tottenham’s club-record seven Premier League wins on the trot sees them boosted by superior momentum.
The two teams traded wins on home ground in the league earlier this season, Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge followed by Tottenham 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane in January, and have similarly equal records in the FA Cup, with the Blues boasting five wins to Spurs’ four.
Date: 22 nd April
Time: 21:45 IST, 17:15 GMT, 12:15 ET
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Brodcast Details: Ten 1(India), Sony Liv App, BBC One.
Thibaut Courtois (ankle) and Marcos Alonso (ill) both missed Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Manchester United but are expected to be fit to line up at Wembley Otherwise, Antonio Conte has a fully fit squad to work with ahead of the facing what he recently described as “the best team in England”.
Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns as Harry Kane came through his first start in five weeks unscathed against Bournemouth and Victor Wanyama returned from the bench. The Argentine will now have to decide whether to go with the three-man defence used in the win at White Hart Lane earlier in the league, or drop Eric Dier in favour of Wanyama.
Danny Rose is back in outdoor training and will commence rehab and training next week, while Michel Vorm is hoping to return from a knee injury in May.
Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard; Costa
Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dembele, Wanyama; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane
Head to Head
- Total Matches Played:- 157
- Chelsea won:- 66
- Tottenham won:- 51
- Matches Drawn:- 40