Chelsea and Tottenham don’t have Premier League engagements this week, as both sides will be engaged in an FA Cup showdown on Saturday.
It is believed that a win for any of the teams will be a psychological boost in the title race, but Cesc Fabregas isn’t of the same opinion.
“No I don’t think so [the result will have a bearing on the league]. Because every competition in football is different – you need to focus on different things,” Fabregas told TalkSPORT.
“You are playing to be in a final. You’re not playing for three points, one point, or zero points – so there’s not really a connection in my mind and I think in my teammates’ mind, between the FA Cup and the league.
“It’s a big game on a great stage and hopefully we can go through.”
The semifinal clash against Tottenham will be played at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.