Chelsea and Tottenham will continue their rivalry that has reached an extreme point since last season’s ‘Battle at the Bridge’ that saw Tottenham lose out of the Premier League.
Chelsea lost to Manchester United last weekend in the Premier League but football pundit Mark Lawrenson has backed the Blues to bounce back against Tottenham.
“Chelsea struggled last weekend in their defeat against Manchester United, and since then it has emerged that some of their players were suffering from a virus,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“I quite like the fact that Blues boss Antonio Conte did not use it as an excuse after the game, and I also don’t think they will play as badly again here.
“FA Cup semi-finals are horrible games to play in because all everyone is thinking about is how the final is so close.
“They are nearly always tight and this one will be the same.
“I am going to go with Chelsea to win it – but it will be very extremely close.”