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The Weekend In Numbers: FA Cup semi final focus

21 April 2017

In the space of a few weeks Tottenham have whittled long-time league leaders Chelsea's advantage down from 13 to four points thanks to their own dazzling form and defeats by Crystal Palace and Manchester United for Antonio Conte's side.

Pochettino is waiting to lift his first trophy as a manager, while the Tottenham squad have only a handful of winners' medals between them.

Promoted Brighton and second-placed Newcastle have four and three selections respectively this season, taking both into the Championship's top five for the 10-year period - Newcastle have seven in all, the same as Leicester and Cardiff, while Brighton have six.

The next season Conte and Juventus wanted confirmation for their title triumph in their first year. In 30 games this season he has bagged 14 goals and provided five assists and if Chelsea do go on to win the league, Hazard will have been one of the main contributors.

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Mauricio Pochettino keeps opponents guessing about Spurs' formation and has successfully switched his tactics from a four-man back-line to three defenders and wing-backs, the latter the system that has served Chelsea so well this season.

But despite the two sides being evenly matched over 32 games in the top-flight, Pochettino kick-started the mind games when he said Chelsea were the clear favourites to progress to the final. He said: "If we only look at the data, we have improved a lot".

"He is like an extra player who turns the numbers game in their favour all over the pitch". We need to use what happened in the past and try to do better.

Former England midfielder Ugo Ehiogu was rushed to hospital after collapsing at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground, the club confirmed.

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Swansea City would be interested in pursuing a move for Chelsea captain John Terry if they avoid relegation from the Premier League.

There's no doubt which of the two teams has the momentum.

"They can step up to the mark more than they have, but the responsibility is on everyone here to do better than they have been doing".

Team mate Eric Dier said that the club's dismal record at Wembley, where they played their home European matches earlier this season, will not affect their performance tomorrow. I don't think it was the hardest [draw] or easiest.

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'When John plays it is more central, but that is David Luiz.

The Weekend In Numbers: FA Cup semi final focus