Saturday is a big game for Chelsea Football Club, and the Blues fans here in the Transfer Tavern are buzzing, though somewhat apprehensive.
An FA Cup semi final at Wembley is a fantastic outing, and Antonio Conte’s men will look to pay the home of football another visit at the end of May.
In recent weeks however, this game has become so much more than a battle for Cup success.
With Spurs’ title surge gathering momentum, Chelsea’s supposedly unassailable lead is suddenly not so secure.
The North London side have clawed the Blue’s lead to a catchable 4 points, and Mauricio Pochettino’s men are the league’s in form team.
This game is being billed as a potential title decider, with the winner acquiring the mental edge in the race for Premier League glory.
With that in mind, Conte will be taking this fixture very seriously.
Gone are the early rounds of the Cup when youngsters are blooded into the first team, players rested for upcoming league matches.
This is a must win game for the Italian’s boys.
Chelsea will have to dominate the game against a dangerous Spurs side, and that dominance will emerge from Conte’s midfield selection.
Here, our landlord takes a look at which midfield stars should be on the teamsheet this weekend…..