Chelsea still favourites for Cup match

  • Chelsea still favourites for Cup match

Chelsea still favourites for Cup match

But to win is more hard.

Swansea City would be interested in pursuing a move for Chelsea captain John Terry if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, meanwhile, clinched three Serie A titles with Juventus.

"If there is one favorite, it's more Chelsea because they are on the top of the table in the Premier League and (with) the experienced players they have, and the manager that they have", Pochettino said on Thursday.

"We are talking about one of the best teams in Europe".

That support suggests the team that has been the best in England for 4/5ths of the season will bounce back with gusto following a 2-0 defeat last weekend against Manchester United. "To challenge now this type of club, of team, is a very important thing for Tottenham".

Manager Paul Clement worked with the defender while he was at Chelsea in numerous coaching roles earlier in his career and will look at the chance of taking the 36-year-old on a free transfer if the Swans stay up. Now to win will be more hard because you're competing with big clubs, big players.

"You are playing to be in a final".

Also, who do you think will win the PFA Player of the Year award?

"You compare that with our players". Our players have won nothing. We have improved - that is a reality.

In Rose's absence, Ben Davies has slotted in at left wing-back admirably and has earned himself plaudits for his performances. "He's okay, he's doing well, he's still not with the group but he's at a very good level". Those slip-ups have seen their lead at the summit decrease from ten points to just four points - and there are still six games to be played.

Their record at Wembley, however, has been poor.

Having hired the stadium for this season's Champions League campaign they lost the first two against Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen and were out before they played the third, a win against CSKA Moscow.

"Is Wembley an advantage or a disadvantage?" That's a good feeling.

"I hope the players respond, they have not responded well over the last six games when pressure has been there but we have to perform to alleviate it".

Pochettino has previously said Chelsea "know what it means to win", and he told a news conference that would give them the edge at Wembley despite his side's form.

"This has been the toughest decision of my life for me and my family, but I always envisaged leaving on the right terms, in the right way and at the right time - and that is now. All the players today have contracts for the next two or three years minimum and we're not anxious".