Prediction Time – Paul Merson predicts Chelsea vs Tottenham

PAUL MERSON has backed Chelsea to beat Tottenham in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final.

The Premier League’s top two go head-to-head at Wembley in what is shaping up to be one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the season.

Spurs come into the match in great form having cut Chelsea’s lead in the league to just four points.

While the Blues suffered a damaging 2-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend.

And though Merson acknowledges Spurs’ impressive displays, he reckons Antonio Conte’s men will edge the match.

He told Sky Sports: “Looking at this match from a psychological point of view in terms of the title race, it’s bigger for Chelsea than Tottenham.

“If they lose this after the defeat at Manchester United, then the doubts will really start creeping in.

“Tottenham have been steamrollering teams in recent weeks but they have not had a serious test since Gent and Liverpool before that.

“Chelsea will want to produce a response and they should edge a close one.”

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