Chelsea will be up against Tottenham in the semi-final clash of the FA cup 2017 at Wembley. This match will be more intense than the final as top two teams in the premier league and London rivals will take on each other. Chelsea is four points clear on top from the second placed Tottenham. But, the recent losses have cost Chelsea a lot. They have dropped many points in the recent games which have given some hope to Tottenham players that they could win this league.
As these two teams take on each other in FA cup semi-final match, we could expect a worthy of a final between these two sides. There is no doubt that whichever team goes on to win this match will be clear favourites to win the FA cup title. Not only this, the that win this fixture might also go on to win the premier league. Both the team would love to show their dominance over the other in this match.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Live Stream
The match is scheduled to start at 5:15 p.m. (BST) and 12:15 p.m. (ET). In the UK, the match will be available on BBC One and those who are looking to catch the live action can access BBC iPlayer for free live streaming. FOX Sports will have the live coverage of the match on tv in the USA while they can watch Chelsea vs Tottenham live stream on FOX Soccer 2GO. Indian fans can watch the match on Ten Sports and live stream on SonyLiv.com
Chelsea vs Tottenham Team News
Chelsea Likely XI: Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Gary Cahill; Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic, Marcos Alonso; Willian, Eden Hazard, Diego Costa
Tottenham Likely XI: Hugo Lloris; Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen; Kyle Walker, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Ben Davies; Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Harry Kane
Tottenham is in great form this season and they are currently in the second position in the points table. They are 5 points clear of third place Liverpool having played one game less. Thier dominance could be seen from the fact that they have the best goal difference in the premier league so far. They have beaten many teams by a huge margin.
Tottenham would arrive at Wembley with an eight-game winning streak in all competitions in which they have scored a mounting 28 goals scored and conceded just four. They will be high on confidence having momentum on their side. Tottenham secured a 2-0 league victory over Chelsea in January which ended the Blues 13-match unbeaten run. They would love to repeat that performance again and move to the finals of FA cup.
On the other hand, Chelsea is coming from defeat at the hands of Manchester United. They performed horribly in that match as they failed to land any shot on target in that match. But, even after that loss Chelsea’s manager, Conte believes that Chelsea is the favourites to win the primer league. Conte needs to motivate his players to do well in this match as they will be up against the team that is in top form in the recent matches and to beat them would require something special from someone.
The best thing for the Chelsea fans would be the form of Hazard and Costa this season. These two players have performed brilliantly in this season so far and the fans would be hoping that they would continue their brilliant run in this match also and help their side move to the finals of the competition. The big question for Conte would be whom to play in this match. Costa has been in good form this season but has not scored in last 5 games for the side. He might start with Willian and Pedro with Hazard as the no 9.
Now, it all depends on the managers and players of both sides that how they perform in the match. But, one thing for sure that Conte is under a lot of pressure after the recent slips by the teams.