Saturday evening will see Premier League’s first and second placed team Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur clash at the Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup semifinals.
In what promises to be a tough encounter, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has told his former club to be wary of Tottenham star Dele Alli, in order to get the win on Saturday.
“It is a big ask for Chelsea to nullify Alli completely on Saturday but it will be critical to the outcome of the game,” Lampard told the BBC.
“For that to happen, it will be down to whoever plays in midfield for Chelsea – potentially N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic – to stop the service into him.”
“The reason he is so effective is because knowing what he does is one thing – but stopping him doing it is completely different,”Lampard added.
“You cannot afford to give him any space at all and I am sure restricting that will be an absolute priority for Chelsea on Saturday.
“They will obviously have to deal with Kane and what he is doing up top too, but behind him Alli will play a decisive role if the Blues allow him to.”
Alli scored a brace when Tottenham defeated Chelsea 2-0 at White Hart Lane back in January.