Birmingham boss Redknapp: Spurs can do League and Cup double on Chelsea


Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham will beat Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinals and also to the Premier League title.

Redknapp wrote for the London Evening Standard: “The title is not a foregone conclusion any more and losing on Saturday — especially to Spurs — will only make them feel even more insecure about the run-in.

“It will be very tight but Spurs start that game favourites for me. I’ve said all along that Tottenham’s starting XI is stronger than Chelsea‘s.

“They beat Chelsea 2-0 in January’s game at White Hart Lane and that will have helped them forget last season’s 2-2 draw, when both teams kicked each other about in a game that handed Leicester the title.

“The key is keeping Eden Hazard under wraps like United did.

“Spurs have the option of man-marking him like Ander Herrera did or they could match up with three at the back as earlier in the season — I’d look to do that if I was in charge.”

Source: Tribal football