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The pity is that the F.A. Cup semifinal between Chelsea and Tottenham is not a Premier League match. With six games remaining, Chelsea leads Spurs by four points, following the Blues’ 2-0 loss at Manchester United on Sunday. While no league points will be at stake in Saturday’s game between the two best teams in England, it is still likely to have a significant effect on the title race.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham could complete the double next month and the Wembley winners will strike a huge psychological blow. While Chelsea is still in pole position with the easier run-in and the title is the Blues’ to lose, pressure can do strange things to a team.

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