Chelsea v Tottenham: 10 vital statistics


1. Despite a run of just three wins from their last eleven games, Tottenham go into this FA Cup semi-final as favourites. The North Londoners are 2.55 to win the game in 90 minutes, or 1.80 to go through to the final after extra time or penalties.

2. Chelsea have won eight, drawn two and lost one in all competitions under interim boss Roberto Di Matteo. The Blues are available at 2.80 to win the game in 90 minutes, or 1.95 to go through after that.

3. Sunday’s match at Wembley will be the 146th meeting between the sides. Chelsea have won sixty of those matches, whereas Spurs will be looking for their 50th victory.

4. Harry Redknapp’s side have had to overcome Cheltenham, Watford, Stevenage and Bolton on their way to Wembley.

5. Chelsea have beaten Portsmouth, QPR, Birmingham and Leicester on their path to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

6. In this season’s league fixtures between the London pair, both games were drawn (1-1 and 0-0 respectively). The last time the two sides met at Wembley was the 2008 Carling Cup final, which Spurs won 2-1. A repeat of that scoreline can be tipped at 9.75.

7. Spurs have won nine of their total eighteen FA Cup semi-finals, but have been unsuccessful in their last five. Chelsea have lost just two of their last thirty-two FA Cup fixtures.

8. Jermain Defoe is Tottenham’s top scorer in all competitions with sixteen goals this campaign so far. He is also Spurs’ leading FA Cup goal-scorer this season with three strikes. Defoe can be backed at 3.50 to bag another goal on Sunday.

9. Defoe may, however, struggle to retain a starting place at Wembley. His likely replacement Emmanuel Adebayor is available at 3.00 to bag a goal against Chelsea.

10. Juan Mata has also scored three goals in the FA Cup so far this season. The Spanish midfielder is available at 4.20 to take his total season tally up to seven goals.