Tottenham used the national stadium for its Champions League and Europa League home fixtures this season, but won just once in four games as it crashed out of both competitions. They are fighting us for the title. How you arrive in a position to lift trophies is more important.
Chelsea swarmed around the pitch threatening a second goal but their lead lasted only 13 minutes. Let the front five of Mousa Dembele, Eriksen, Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min take the offensive reins.
“I told my players to stay in the game and the more time that passed would be better for us”. If it is not this season, then it will be the one after.
Hazard shot the ball through a crowded penalty area into the net in the 75th minute and teed up Nemanja Matic for a powerful strike off the inside of the crossbar to secure a final against Arsenal or Manchester City.
Chelsea will take on the victor between Arsenal and Manchester City, who meet up in the other semifinal Sunday. When you can help your team reach a final, it’s a great feeling. It will be a huge surprise if he lets a team take him out of the game two weeks in a row.
Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in the first semifinal of the FA Cup.
Conte added: “Now we have to find together the new players to replace these great players and to try to write again the history for the club”.
For Tottenham, it was a frustrating evening, as it fell short despite playing a good game.
Pochettino on Thursday said his side were underdogs for the Wembley clash.
“I remember three years ago when we signed here I remember the first few press conferences and I was asked how we can reduce the gap to the top four”, Pochettino said.
The Blues have been fortunate with injuries and illness this season, but the timing of the current situation is far from ideal. It is important to speak about the moments of the game. We tried and scored. If they are to survive the drop back to the Championship then they will need to continue that run this weekend.
“Only now we can look forward”. This season we already have 71 points – one more than we got in the whole of last season. I am not anxious.
“We have to play in two days and a half against a team who can rest for 10 days”.
The north Londoners have already played four times at the national stadium this season having chose to stage their European games at the venue but have just one win to show for their efforts.