Chelsea still favourites for Cup semi-final - Pochettino

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Wright-Phillips, who won one Premier League title in three years at Stamford Bridge, believes the pressure could get to Antonio Conte's players. Spurs, he said, had achieved many things under his charge, namely establishing themselves as title contenders, but the biggest step to take was the one to winning a trophy. But they look the real deal under Mauricio Pochettino, and just need a piece of silverware to mark their ascent toward the summit of the English game.

The most players from one team selected in any one year is six, from Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League teams of 2015 and 2009 respectively.

Five of the players were on the list last season too.

"It adds importance, as games against Tottenham always are. We have the ideal mix and we are happy with this".

And isn't the best part of travelling to Wembley to watch your team play the travelling to Wembley to watch your team play?

Both Chelsea and Tottenham could complete the double next month and the Wembley winners will strike a huge psychological blow. However he was happy that his team were ahead of their targets. "I am repeating in every press conference that John, in my first season, is very important, he's helping me on the pitch and off the pitch", he said. "That's the most hard step to achieve".

Minus Cahill in Conte's back three, it could have opened the door for John Terry to play in the crunch Wembley derby - just five days after the club announced he is being released at the end of the season.

It's possible Chelsea wanted the cover Ake provided as Cahill and David Luiz racked up the minutes, but for a team only competing on the League and FA Cup fronts, there is no fixture congestion to navigate. Our players have won nothing.

"It is not a serious problem, but now Gary is getting better and improving a lot".

Fans quickly expressed their confusion at Alderweireld and Sanchez not making the XI, as you can see in the small collection of Twitter reactions below.

"I have to make the best decision for the starting 11, we tried different solutions".

The Blues are now topping the league table with 75 points with 6 games to go and Conte's men hope to avoid a slip to deny them their £4 million bonus. Juventus had already surprisingly won Serie A and when they got to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome they faced a Napoli side who were more motivated than they were, and who beat them 2-0.