Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte expects an exciting clash with a ‘strong’ Tottenham Hotspur side in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
The Italian was speaking after seeing his Blues outfit edge out Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to set up a Wembley date with Spurs.
Antonio Conte : They’ve shown they are able to beat us, but we’ve shown we are able to beat them.
The two sides have already met twice this season, with Chelsea winning 2-1 at home in the Premier League in late November, before being beaten 2-0 at White Hart Lane in early January.
And Conte expects the third meeting of the teams to be another tough encounter, telling his club’s official website: “We start with one win for us and one win for them. For sure it will be an interesting game, very strong for both teams.
“In this phase (of the competition), Tottenham, Arsenal or Man City, the level is very high. We have to accept this.
“They’ve shown they are able to beat us, but we’ve shown we are able to beat them, now we’ll see what the result is in the semi-final.”
Chelsea are available at 15/8 to lift the FA Cup this season, with Tottenham priced at 7/2.