A hard draw
Chelsea dispatched of Manchester United this season – this time in the FA Cup to progress to the next round draw.
It was in that draw they got Tottenham Hotspur out of the hat, and Blues boss Antonio Conte was well aware that the club had been beaten by their London rivals earlier in the season.
He was asked if it was the hardest draw they could’ve received, and seemed to agree – despite the fact Harry Kane will most likely miss the game through injury he picked up against Milwall in the previous round.
Conte said: “I thought this.
“[This season] there’s one win for us, one win for them.
“They showed they are able to beat us because it happened in the second leg [at White Hart Lane] but we’ve shown we can beat them.
“Now we will see what the result is in the semi-final but for sure it will be an interesting game.”
Back to Premier League action
This weekend, Chelsea turn their attention back to the Premier League, and given they seem to be breezing that competition, that should please the players and their manager.
They may have played Monday, but unlike other sides, they don’t have midweek fixtures to contend with, so will be fresh for their game – unlike Manchester United, and you can bet Jose Mourinho will have something to say about that.