It's safe to say that Conte and his staff will be telling Chelsea's players to was their hands thoroughly, cover their mouths when sneezing and to wrap themselves in cotton wool for the final weeks of the season... That was a last minute switch carried out by Conte just to keep the overall balance of the team.
"If we win our games it doesn't matter what Tottenham do". He said: "When you have a player like Michel Vorm, who is capable of playing at any club, he deserves to play in the semi-final. But now we are focusing on fighting our opponents when we play".
This belief and focus can be packaged under the term "winning mentality". The 21-year-old has become more creative and more inventive, he is the player making Spurs tick in attack. The feeling we have with our supporters is fantastic and I congratulate them all. Over the course of the season the team has regularly dined out together.
"The second reason is they are the leader". They were not mistaken.
"Pochettino has created a team that is greater than the sum of its parts", added Mabbutt.
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Scroll over the interactive image below to find out more about Tottenham's new stadium. There is a sense of unity at Spurs that runs from the boardroom to the terraces, through the manager.
But I was wrong and credit to Pochettino for the work he has done. The home side were dominant and thrilling in equal measure, taking full advantage of opponents whose sloppiness suggested they arrived in the capital expecting to get beaten by a superior side. "Otherwise we must clap another team".
"We didn't play well, Manchester United played better than us and they deserved to win".
Marco Silva's Hull remain just two points clear of the bottom three after going down 3-1 at Stoke, while champions Leicester saw a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 with a resurgent Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. And that's without mentioning the returning Harry Kane.
Manchester United are in a unique position to do both or fail in both the competitions. Tottenham are in such excellent form.