Chelsea still a team in transition, says Conte

"Chelsea away is, of course, maybe the toughest game this year, but I think that we have the possibility to get the result".

"The Premier League is a different competition, we know Spurs are a fantastic team and they won't be too down just because they lost one game, so it will be hard until the end".

No time to rest for Chelsea, who now must turn from the massive emotion of the FA Cup semifinal win over Spurs and channel that into a league clash at home against Southampton.

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill considers that Antonio Conte's side took an enormous step towards regaining the Premier League crown after they defeat Southampton 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

However, having seen a commanding 10-point lead eroded to just four, Antonio Conte's players can not afford a slip-up at home to Southampton.

Chelsea host Southampton on Tuesday, while Spurs travel across London to play Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

And Lloris told reporters: "It's my fifth season for Tottenham and I can see the team is enjoying fighting and competing against the best teams".

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The message from Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was very much shrug off the FA Cup disappointment and move on.

"To win the title in England is a great achievement".

'If we want to do something special we need to have the attitude and belief we can win every game. We have to get this out of our heads and carry on - I'm sure we will.

"A lot of people will be looking at us now waiting to see what will happen and has the momentum kind of stopped a bit, but we are focused", the 23-year-old England worldwide added.

The battle for the minor placings - third and fourth place which carries the lucrative Champions League place as a reward - also may become clearer with the Manchester derby on Thursday. Arsenal, however, found a rare resilience to win the game.

They have won only two out of eight league games against Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as losing to Liverpool and Chelsea in both domestic cup competitions.

  • Regina Holmes