It's all a Premier League affair in the FA Cup 2016-17 semifinals. The first match of the competition at this stage features the clashing of swords between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, while the second semifinal match sees Arsenal up against Manchester City.
The big guns of English football are up against each other and it is absolutely very difficult to predict the possible final at this stage.
Chelsea, who have more or less tipped to win Premier League this season, take on Spurs, the second-best team in the English league at the moment. The title race, to be honest, is between these sides this season, with they still got six league games remaining.
While Chelsea are at the top with 75 points, Spurs are on 71 points.
Can they now play against each other in the FA Cup semifinal, as if they are playing a virtual final of the Premier League?
One thing is for sure: Expect a cracker of a game with Chelsea coach Antonio Conte and Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino, the best brains in the Premier League this season, using the best of their tactics.
- Date: April 22
- Time: 5:15 pm BST (9:45 pm IST)
- Venue: Wembley Stadium
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"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," said Pochettino ahead of the match. "We are talking about one of the best teams in Europe.
"But we are in a good moment, too, and we are hungry to challenge this type of team."
Reminder: The match goes to extra-time and penalties if it is stalemate after 90 minutes of action!