Kick Off: Saturday, 22 April 2017. 16:15 GMT
Venue: Wembley Stadium
It’s the FA Cup semifinal, and Chelsea vs Tottenham is the star game of the semifinal round. It’s first vs second in the league, and it’s a huge London derby.
Tottenham head into the game with a better form, as they have won eight games on the bounce, while Chelsea have won six in eight games.
While Chelsea had a tough quarterfinal against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur passed another route, with Spurs beating Millwall 6-0 to reach the semifinals.
It’s been 35 years since Spurs last won against Chelsea in the FA Cup. Tottenham’s last win over Chelsea in the FA Cup was a 3-2 victory in the sixth round in 1982.
The last time these sides met in the FA Cup was at this stage in 2012 – Chelsea won that match 5-1 on the way to lifting the trophy under Roberto Di Matteo.
Spurs have won just two of their last 16 meetings with Chelsea in all competitions.
Spurs have lost six FA Cup semi-finals in a row and Chelsea will be looking to inflict a record seventh straight defeat on Spurs. Their last FA Cup semi-final win was about 26 years ago – a 3-1 against Arsenal in 1991.
Spurs have won just two of their last 16 meetings with Chelsea in all competitions (D7, L7).
Chelsea’s only defeat in their last five FA Cup semi-final matches came in their most recent appearance at this stage of the competition against Manchester City in 2013.
Chelsea have lifted the FA Cup six times since Spurs last won the competition in 1991.
Chelsea haven’t lost twice in a row since our calamitous 2015/2016 campaign. The Blues last lost two games in a row in April 2016.
My Prediction: One thing is for sure – this match will be fiercely contested; both teams will give their all and it may go down to the wire. Chelsea to win the game in extra time 2-1.