Tottenham legend discusses timing of clash against Chelsea; makes prediction

Tottenham's Teddy Sheringham

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are set to face-off in the FA Cup this weekend.

General view outside Wembley stadium before the matchWembley stadium will host Staurday's FA Cup semi final clash between Spurs and Chelsea

Spurs legend Teddy Sheringham sat down for an exclusive interview with Ladbrokes, and discussed his former side's upcoming FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday, predicting a close encounter between the Premier League's top two sides.

The Blues currently hold a four point lead over Tottenham in the Premier League title race, with just six games still remaining, and the winners of Saturday's game could hold a huge psychological edge as they head into the final straight.

And Sheringham, who scored 125 goals for the Lilywhites during two separate spells with the club, highlighted how the timing of the game could not be any better as far as his former club are concerned, when speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes:

"I think the timing of the match is fantastic, because Tottenham have the chance to play them in the FA Cup before they have another league game. It’s a close one, but you have to say Chelsea are slight favourites. But with the form Tottenham are in, and with the little blip Chelsea have had – and I think everyone knew that would have a blip at some stage – the timing is perfect to counter their underdog tag and win this."

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Sheringham predicts Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea 

Tottenham have won club football's most famous trophy eight times, one more than Chelsea, and with the two club's distaste for each other, Saturday's clash is likely to be a fiery one to say the least.

And judging by the way that Spurs have carried themselves in recent weeks, they have every chance of usurping their long standing rivals, and subsequently reaching the FA Cup final for the 11th time.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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