Chelsea-Spurs set for May 8

Champions League-chasing Chelsea and Tottenham will meet in the

Barclays Premier League on Wednesday May 8, it has been

announced.

The fixture was moved after clashing with Chelsea’s FA Cup

semi-final with Manchester City, which the Blues lost on

Sunday.

Chelsea’s continuing participation in the Europa League – they

meet Spurs’ conquerors Basle in the semi-finals – meant there were

few available dates for the league clash.

Coming 10 days prior to the end of the season, the fixture could

be decisive in the race for a top-four spot and qualification for

next season’s Champions League.

A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Our Barclays Premier League

home match against Tottenham Hotspur, which was originally

scheduled for Sunday, April 14, will now take place on Wednesday,

May 8, kick-off 7.45pm.

“As originally planned, the game will be broadcast live on Sky

Sports.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Premier League meeting with Swansea at

Stamford Bridge has been moved back 24 hours to Sunday, April 28,

due to the Blues’ Thursday night trip to Switzerland.