United, Chelsea and Spurs seek FA Cup salvation

United, Chelsea and Spurs seek FA Cup salvation

After Tuesday's disappointing result, a scenario has unfolded that many of us dreaded back in January: Chelsea no longer have a chance of acquiring a major piece of silverware this season and are even struggling to get into the Premier League's top four for next season's Champions League.

Leicester will fancy its chances of knocking off Antonio Conte's Chelsea, but Brighton, Swans, and Wigan all know their status is that of underdogs. "I'm very satisfied for my job, for the work we're doing".

He added: "I think every trophy is important for us".

"Really one wants to go but he really wants his money first and the owner's like "no, you'll alright, you'll stay".

That is a deeply frustrating situation for Conte to find himself in, as he made clear when asked to assess the importance of winning the FA Cup.

Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea players they must share the responsibility for an at-times tumultuous season. We don't have rules for the [different] competitions.

Vardy has scored six goals in his last eight games in all competitions and scored his 16th goal of the season in a win away against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

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So the players and staff should be motivated and not just for that reason; both games vs. Barcelona gave reason for hope. Despite a boisterous atmosphere and the reward of a place in the last four of the FA Cup, it remains to be seen if the King Power Stadium will provide as much inspiration as the Camp Nou.

They want to go to the next round to try to write the history of this competition.

Their only hope of winning a title this season is now in the FA Cup where they will face former Champions Leicester City on Sunday, March 18.

"This season has confirmed one thing - last season we did an incredible achievement". It was fantastic. Not many players can score with this quality.

The Blues have progressed in all five ties, most recently in the quarter-final in 2011/12.

"As players, we need to galvanise, show some spirit and show some togetherness again, and we need the fans behind us to make it a great atmosphere like it can be". "We can not anticipate other things".

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