Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are set to take each other on in the FA Cup Semifinal this weekend. The occasion can’t get bigger than this and the reasons are plenty.
Spurs are 4 points behind Chelsea in the league table now, but the gap was 7 points before last weekend. Tottenham thrashed Burnley last Saturday by a 4-0 scoreline and Chelsea endured an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United the very next day.
It completely changed the phase of things and the momentum has completely shifted from West of London to the North part of London (not the red half of it). Chelsea have been in a poor run of form and have lost to Crystal Palace and Manchester United in recent weeks.
Tottenham, on the other hand, are playing some amazing brand of football, week in week out and it is hard to count them out of this 2-horse domestic race. Tottenham are challenging Chelsea in the Premier League and now, they have a chance to get the rehearsal done right when they face the Blues in the FA Cup semifinal this weekend.
Tottenham have faced Chelsea twice this season so far and they have triumphed once. They beat Chelsea 2-0 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League, and lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
With the head-to-head being tied this season, it would be fair to judge the result based on the current form of both the teams, and Michael Owen seems to have done just the opposite of that.
The former Liverpool and Manchester United star believes that Chelsea might progress to the final and also claims that the winner of the competition will be the winner from this semifinal, and not from the other semifinal involving Arsenal and Manchester City.
Owen wrote on betvictor.com: “Chelsea are the 15/8 favourites with BetVictor for the FA Cup and are, in my opinion, worthy favourites with the Blues 8/11 favourites to make next month’s final, with the winner likely to come from this semi-final. The cup-tie could go either way with Spurs arriving in sensational form in the top-flight, but with a terrible record at this stage of the competition having lost their last 6 successive FA Cup semi-finals.”
“I expect to see fireworks at Wembley on Saturday, and not necessarily good ones, with no love lost between both sides and the 3/1 for someone to be issued with their marching orders is too big with BetVictor.”
The prediction might seem little indifferent considering the way Tottenham are playing football right now, but we’ll have to wait to see if Owen’s prediction turns out to be right.
Our verdict is that Tottenham will progress to the finals of the FA Cup, face Arsenal at Wembley and lift the FA Cup in style. Because why not?