TOTTENHAM WILL BEAT CHELSEA BECAUSE OF COSTA, CLAIMS FORMER ARSENAL STRIKER

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Chelsea vs Tottenham is the match everyone is looking forward to in the FA Cup semifinals. It promises to be a better game than the other semifinal clash Arsenal vs Manchester City – which is a big game.

However, former Celtic and Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas believes Diego Costa will be Chelsea’s nemesis against Spurs and that could cause the pendulum to swing in Tottenham’s favour.

Nicholas told Sky Sports: “This is such a tough one to call.

“With one win each against each other and so many similarities to how they function, I can see extra-time, potentially even penalties.

“You look at the differences in their line-ups and it’s really tough to pick them apart.

“Both defences are so solid and then their attacking, creative players are also similar.

“Eden Hazard and Dele Alli are the big two match winners here, not just in terms of goals, but creating chances for their strikers.

“However, it’s probably that department where I edge towards Spurs, with Diego Costa going off the boil, willing to fight and scrap but not scoring goals, whereas you know Harry Kane will score if he gets a couple of chances.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.