'Beat them and heads will drop' – Tottenham fans react to FA Cup semi-final after Chelsea loss
By Danny Wright
Tottenham fans are a lot more optimistic about next week’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley following Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Easter Sunday – and think it’s now much more significant.
Antonio Conte’s men are the penultimate hurdle in Spurs’ bid to win their first FA Cup since 1991.
The two teams are also battling for the Premier League title and there are only four points between them following the latest round of matches.
Tottenham supporters believe that the semi-final now means a lot more than just booking their place in the final, and could provide a crucial swing in momentum in the race for the league crown.
Each team has six games to play in the Premier League but Mauricio Pochettino and his in-form squad still know that the title is currently Chelsea’s to lose.
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Tottenham have not won an FA Cup game against the Blues since 1982, but that hasn’t stopped them from believing they could be on the verge of a domestic double.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Dave Rimbault (@RimbaultDave) April 16, 2017
The semi-final may affect the League. If we beat them, it may be enough to knock their confidence and bring in the self-doubt #COYS
— David (@disco1310) April 16, 2017
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) April 16, 2017
Let's just take one game at a time. Next up semi-final of the FA cup let's knock Chelsea back even more #COYS ????⚽️
— Gary???? (@GaryOakes8) April 16, 2017
All pressure now massively on Chelsea and Conte to deliver. Semi more important than a final place. Let's see what they're made of. #COYS
— Craig Dunston (@CDee03) April 16, 2017
Next weeks semi final against them is the biggest game of the season for me, beat them and heads will drop. 6 games to go, BELIEVE ???? #COYS
— Tom Barnes (@Barney1011) April 16, 2017
— Robbie Keano (@I_AM_TOTTENHAM) April 16, 2017
Spurs will be after their ninth FA Cup victory but they haven’t lifted the trophy since a 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest over two-and-a-half decades ago.
Paul Stewart scored for the North London club on that day in a game that was decided by a Des Walker own goal in extra time.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Lineker has given his verdict on Spurs’ title hopes.