Marcos Alonso is a doubt for the FA Cup semi-final
21 April, 2017, 18:22
That would be Conte's fourth title in his last four seasons of club management, after three straight Serie A wins with Juventus from 2012 to 2014.
"I think if there is one favourite it's Chelsea because they are top of the table, because of the experienced players and the manager that they have", Pochettino, whose Tottenham side lost the 2015 League Cup final to Chelsea, told reporters yesterday. The 31-year-old has kept an impressive nine clean sheets - more than the likes of Petr Cech and Kasper Schmeichel and has crucially helped ensure Burnley will be playing Premier League football for another season.
Without Cahill, that defense will be tested against an excellent Tottenham side that is not only vying for an FA Cup triumph but is also just four points behind the Blues in the Premier League title race.
Nathan Ake is another defender the club has been grooming for years, since they grabbed him as a teenager in the Feyenoord system all the way back in 2011. They were disappointed after Watford, but we spoke about how we can do better and the last couple of days have been very positive.
Players like Diego Costa and Eden Hazard will get the bonus for winning the Premier League title ahead of second placed Tottenham. You can guarantee the Chilean will step up to the plate, but the German often goes missing in these big games. So why, with a need for young, title-challenging central defenders in the immediate future, did Chelsea bring Ake to simply shove him back into the depths of the Cobham training ground? It is not a serious problem, but he is getting better and is improving a lot. "Our form has been better at home than away and the fact Hull are home to Watford, a game I believe they will win, we have to win".
The two most controversial selections in the team are David De Gea and Gary Cahill.
Which game would you watch? "You are competing with big clubs and big players".
Sanchez and Alderweireld weren't the only players unlucky to not make the cut - Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses and Jan Vertonghen have all been sensational this season.
Manchester United eased to three points courtesy of goals from Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera against the Premier League leaders.