Chelsea fc trash Tottenham Spurs 4 – 2 at Wembley with Nemanja Matic, 80 min goal, Spurs,facing the seventh straight FA Cup semi-final defeat for the club since they last won the competition in 1991.
This was an incredible game, a real thriller. Tottenham unlucky as they played so well, Chelsea fought and it shows this brilliant game was a treat for 86,355 fans (well, maybe about half).
But it was a classic to remind us all that the FA Cup is a fabulous competition, the two best teams in the country put aside the title race to go hell for leather.
Tottenham were so unlucky to lose, they were brilliant. But Chelsea sent for the cavalry and Eden Hazard, in particular, changed the momentum.
This surely has to be a lift for Chelsea in the title race as well. This should be a lesson for all.
Eden Hazard inspired a brilliant Chelsea late victory as Antonio Conte’s men won a Wembley classic.
Hazard and Nemanja Matic scored late goals as Chelsea overcame Tottenham to give the Premier League leaders a huge boost.
Tottenham twice fought back from being behind as Willian’s early free kick and then his penalty before half time put Chelsea ahead.
But Harry Kane and then Dele Alli levelled things up and Tottenham looked in complete control with Chelsea on the ropes.
But the introduction of Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas changed the game completely as Conte’s substitutions hit the jackpot.
Victor Moses got a rare run with three minutes to full time of the match on the right side of the Spurs area ,
The Nigeria born international player dived in when there was no need for him to do so. Martin Atkinson awarded the penalty on the advice of his assistant and from the penalty spot, Willian beat Lloris. It had not been an entirely assured first half from the Spurs captain who handled outside his area but got away with it.
Spurs were running out of options and took off Victor Wanyama for N’Koudou. Perhaps that was why Hazard’s cut back found Nemanja Matic in plenty of space and his left foot shot was unstoppable, a sweet rising driving that clipped the underside of Lloris’ bar and went in.
Conte finished the day with a long complaint about having a day less than Spurs to recover before his team play Southampton in three days. You got the feeling he would have swapped this victory for a win on Tuesday but having won this one, Chelsea will surely believe that nothing can stop them now.
What a goal. What a player. You have to feel for Tottenham – they’ve been the better side in the second half.
But you can’t leave Hazard unmarked on the edge of the box. He punished them with a world class finish.
Victor Moses has receive serious backlash from fans on Twitter, who feel he dived to win Chelsea the penalty that gave them a 2-1 lead against Tottenham, in their FA Cup semi-final clash on Saturday.
Atkinson’s decision did not go down well with some observers.
’em @_ace_xi: victor moses is a criminal, but son is the guy who left his mercedes unlocked in the hood.
David Bradshaw @DavidBradshaw23: Victor Moses should be banned for that dive
Goosey @joshsimmons90: Victor Moses, that’s a disgusting dive! #FACup
Elliot @Elliot2110: HEADLINE: Victor Moses wins Olympic Diving Gold Medal! The nations first ever medal #CHETOT
Zeme United @sleekygurl: That victor moses’ ojoro move was a clever one