Chelsea – Tottenham (FA Cup)
Chelsea and Tottenham face each other this Saturday, at Wembley Stadium (London), for the the penultimate phase of the FA Cup 2016/17 (semi-finals). Chelsea arrive here after beating Manchester United (1-0). Inside this competition, they have played a total of four matches, and won them all. They have 11 goals scored and 1 conceded, which means that their defensive has been very consistent.
At home, for the FA Cup, Chelsea have already played 3 matches and won them all. This means that their offensive and defensive form has been very effective. The team won against Peterborough United (4-1), Brentford (4-0) and as mentioned before against Manchester United (1-0). They are in first place in the Premier League, with 75 points. At home, so far, the team has played 15 matches: won 13 and lost 2.
Chelsea arrive here after a 2-0 away loss against Manchester United. Their coach, Antonio Conte, will probably maintain a 3-4-3 formation. Gary Cahill, Marclos Alonso, Victor Moses and Courtois are questionable players for this game with Tottenham.
Probable Lineup: Begovic – Zouma, David Luiz, Azpilicueta – Pedro Rodríguez, Matic, Kanté, Alonso – Willian, Diego Costa, Hazard
Tottenham arrive to the semi-finals of the FA Cup after beating Millwall, Fulham, Wycombe Wanderers and also Aston Villa. In this competition, so far, this team has already played four matches and win them all. They have 15 goals scored and 3 conceded, which means that their offense has scored consistently and they have a great defense.
As a visitor, in the FA Cup, the team has played only one match: a 3-0 win against Fulham. In this match, the team showed great offensive and defensive performance after scoring 3 goals and conceding 1. The team is currently in second place in the Premier league, right behind their opponent of this confrontation, Chelsea.
An important fact is that, Tottenham, as a visitor in the Premier League, so far, have played 15 matches: won 6, drew 6 and lost 2. That is, besides having only suffered three defeats as a visitor, they have shown mixed results: victories and draws. Another important fact is that this team, as a visitor, has been presenting a strong performance at all levels. The team arrives here after a 4-0 home win against Bournemouth, having now 8 consecutive wins. A Negative fact is that spurs were defeated by Gent in the second phase of the Europa League.
Both in the FA Cup and in the Premier League, as visitors, they have 3 consecutive victories: 1 in the FA Cup and 2 in the Premier League. Danny Rose, Erik Lamela and Harry Winks are all out due to injury. Michel Vorm is a questionable player.
Probable Lineup: Lloris – Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen – Walker, Wanyama, Dembélé, Davies – Alli, Eriksen – Kane
Chelsea won 2 of their last 5 direct clashes, drew 2 and lost the other one.
Although it’s a home match, Chelsea arrive here after a loss against Manchester United, which means that they have only won 2 of their last 4 matches. The visitors live a better moment, since they arrive here with 8 victories: 7 in the Premier League and 1 in the FA cup. Chelsea will play at home to Tottenham, therefore a great clash, with some open spaces, is expected. In this way, Both Teams To Score, should be a good betting preview for this match.